We don’t know how covid-19 spread on the Diamond Princess cruise ship

By | February 21, 2020
Diamond Princess

The Diamond Princess cruise ship has been quarantined

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Two people in their 80s who were quarantined on the British-owned cruise ship Diamond Princess have died of covid-19 in hospital in Japan. Meanwhile, nearly 3000 people are disembarking from the ship, after being quarantined aboard in Yokohama since 3 February following a passenger testing positive for the disease.

All are free to go after testing negative for the new coronavirus, although Japan has asked its nationals to stay home and monitor their health for two weeks. British, US and other passengers flown home by their …

New Scientist – Health