Additional 39 persons on board the japanese cruise ship 'Diamond Princess' has been tested positive for the coronavirus.
It informs the japanese health authorities on Wednesday.
- We have tested a further 53 persons, of whom 39 persons have been tested positive, says the japanese minister of health, Katsunobu Kato.
This brings the total number of infected on the ship, where 3700 people are caught up on the 174.
the Ship is in quarantine, for fear that the infection will spread, at least until the 19. February.
The infected persons have been brought to a hospital in the japanese city of Yokohama.
the Passengers on board via social media told of how it is to be trapped on a cruise ship.
Everyone has been ordered to stay in the cabins with or without balconies - and may only come up on the deck at certain times in smaller groups to get some fresh air.
Passengers must change to go out outside. Photo: Issei Kato/Ritzau Scanpix
the Tours outside the place wearing masks, and it is forbidden to approach fellow passengers with more than two metres.
Food and water will be brought on board in the rationalised sizes. It is not possible even to choose the food or spisetidspunkt. Passengers are not allowed to drink alcohol or to smoke on board.
About half of the passengers on board are japanese.
An australian couple - Jan and Dave Binskin - continuously update on Facebook from the cruise ship.
this describes the pair, among other things, how a second ship, keep an eye on, that the passengers do not jump in the water to swim towards the shore.
Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Ritzau Scanpix
In the more fun end they tell how they managed to smuggle wine on board the ship by means of a drone.
- We have just received the first delivery. Thanks be to god and the law of the drones. The japanese coast guard did not grasp a piece of what was going on, writes the pair on Facebook.
The infectious coronavirus have since the middle of december claimed the lives of 1113 people life in China.