c5rgj8ec_japan-cruise-ship-afp_625x300_13_February_20 All Crew Members Have Left Coronavirus-Hit Japan Cruise Ship: Minister

The ship carried about three,700 passengers and crew members when it reached the port of Yokohama (File)


All crew members from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship off Japan have now disembarked, the nation’s well being minister mentioned.

The crew started leaving the Diamond Princess on Thursday for quarantine ashore after the final of the passengers had departed.

“Together with the captain, all crew members disembarked,” well being minister Katsunobu Kato instructed reporters late Sunday.

Round 130 people- together with the captain and 98 well being ministry officers who have been working aboard- examined damaging for the virus as they left the vessel, he mentioned.

They’ll spend 14 days at government-designated dormitories earlier than being allowed to depart Japan, whereas the vessel will probably be disinfected earlier than crusing once more.

Not less than six individuals who have been hospitalised after being taken off the ship have died, together with a British male passenger, the well being ministry mentioned.

On Sunday, a 78-year-old man was evacuated from the vessel died at a Perth hospital, turning into Australia’s first fatality from the illness.

Japan quarantined the cruise ship after an 80-year-old passenger who disembarked on January 25 in Hong Kong examined optimistic for the lethal virus.

The quarantine has been closely criticised after greater than 700 individuals on board examined optimistic for the virus.

The ship carried about three,700 passengers and crew members when it reached the port of Yokohama.

Kato mentioned the federal government “must assessment the entire course of”, however for now authorities have been specializing in efforts to comprise the unfold of the virus.

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