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This Japan cruise ship was struck with coronavirus. It has been quarantined

A Diamond Princess cruise ship has 20 cases of coronavirus.

In this Wednesday, April 16, 2014, file photo, passengers walk past the medical quarantine area showing information sheets for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus at the arrival section of Manila’s International Airport in Paranaque.
In this Wednesday, April 16, 2014, file photo, passengers walk past the medical quarantine area showing information sheets for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus at the arrival section of Manila’s International Airport in Paranaque, south of
Aaron Favila, Associated Press

A Diamond Princess cruise ship has 20 cases of coronavirus diagnosed on board. It has been quarantined off the coast of Japan, according to The Los Angeles Times.

  • Two groups of passengers were impacted. The first 10 have been brought to shore. The second group will leave shortly.

The group includes:

  • Four Japanese guests
  • One Taiwanese gust
  • Two Americans
  • Two Canadians
  • One New Zealand guest

Context: The entire ship has 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew members.

  • Reuters said: “The total number of coronavirus patients in Japan is now 45. Test results on around 171 people from the cruise ship are still pending.”
  • According to Reuters, an 80-year-old man from Hong Kong tested positive for the virus in late January. The ship had already left port by the time of the diagnosis.
  • The ship arrived in Japan after 14 days.

What it’s like: Passengers explained what it’s been like on the ship.

  • Sawyer Smith: “It’s not really to the point where we’re getting stir-crazy, if they keep us in the rooms for four to five days it might be a little different.”

Bigger picture: Chinese authorities reported that the death toll rose by 73 people in 24 hours, according to The Guardian.