Tokyo, February 16
Two more Indians onboard a quarantined cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A total of 138 Indians, including 132 crew members and six passengers, were among the 3,711 persons onboard Diamond Princess that arrived at the Japanese coast earlier this month.
The total number of people infected with COVID-19 on the ship rose to 355 on Sunday. With two more tested positive, the number of Indians infected with the virus on the ship has risen to five. The infected Indians have been sent to medical facilities for further treatment and quarantine.
“As per the data released by the Japanese authorities, two more Indian nationals have tested positive for COVID-19 among 137 new cases over Saturday and Sunday onboard Diamond Princess. Both have been sent to medical facilities for further treatment and quarantine. This is in addition to three Indian nationals who tested positive over last few days,” the Indian Embassy said in a statement. It said the condition of all Indian nationals being treated for COVID-19 was stable and improving.
The embassy was in constant touch with the Japanese government and the ship company on the issue, it said. — PTI
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