Quarantine officer on board Diamond Princess cruise ship got sick going cabin-to…
A Japanese quarantine officer who caught coronavirus on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship picked up the bug while going cabin-to-cabin delivering heath questionnaires, it has been revealed.
The officer, who has not been identified, was among 39 new cases of the deadly virus diagnosed on board the Princess – which is quarantined in the port of Yokohama – on Wednesday, bringing the total to 174.
Passengers have been confined to their rooms since quarantine began on February 3 but health officials are allowed to roam between cabins, raising fears that the officer could have spread the infection.
Another 39 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan as well as one quarantine official, bringing the total to 174
At least 24 Americans are among the infected. The boat is under a two week quarantine which will be lifted on February 19
Passengers look out from a deck of the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Tuesday
The Japanese Health Ministry, which is managing the lockdown, said the officer had followed protocol which included wearing a…