Two Canadians on quarantined cruise ship test positive for coronavirus
Two Canadians on the cruise ship quarantined just off the coast of Japan have tested positive for coronavirus.
Health workers have tested 2000+ passengers aboard the Diamond Princess for coronavirus using a questionnaire, temperature readings, and a mouth swab.
Of the 251 Canadians on board, two have tested positive so far.
#DiamondPrincess#Japan's health ministry: Other 10 passengers were diagnosed positive for the novel coronavirus, out of new 71 test results reported today (out of 273 samples from 3711 in the cruise ship):— junia (@serenahrm) February 6, 2020
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The Canadians are likely in their 60s or 70s.
The passengers that tested positive for coronavirus were dropped off in Japan and transferred to a nearby hospital for further tests and treatment.
The remaining Canadian passengers have been provided with Embassy contact details.
Cruise ship passengers are also being provided with face masks, required prescription medications, regular meals, and morning crossword puzzles for entertainment.
Passengers will also likely be allowed outside of their rooms for brief periods of time, if they want to stretch their legs.
On the World Dream — a second cruise ship under quarantine in Hong Kong — all crew and passengers have tested negative for coronavirus so far.
There are 36 Canadians on board.
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