Japans Ministry of health, labor and welfare said 131 people were on board, including the ships captain and crew, the Yomiuri Shimbun website reported Tuesday. At about 6:30 p.m. local time on the 1st, stewards left Yokohama port by taking the bus parked beside the ship.
Its an unprecedented challenge to complete quarantine work on a huge cruise ship, and I would like to thank people from all walks of life who receive relevant medical staff and patients, said Kato Shengxin, Minister of health, labor and welfare of Japan.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia has been confirmed on cruise liner, and 6 people died in 705. In addition, although some of them were negative when they were on board, many of them were also positive when they got off the ship. 11 people, including staff of the Ministry of health, labor and Quarantine of Japan, who worked on the cruise ship, were also infected.
For this reason, although it has been confirmed that it is negative in the test, Japans Deputy Minister of health, labor, Hashimoto Yue, the government official and many staff will work in their own home and other places within two weeks after disembarking from the ship. The shipping company also revealed that it will disinfect the interior of the cruise ship and it is expected to resume navigation on April 29.
A female steward, who had disembarked on February 28, said in an interview with Yomiuri Shimbun: during the berthing period, she was busy dealing with passengers complaints and didnt have time to worry about her infection. At that time, she was very desperate. Some of the passengers also said warm words to me and wanted to go back to the cruise ship as a steward later.
962 cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia were diagnosed in Japan, and 12 deaths were recorded.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia forenoon was confirmed at 10:30 a.m. local time at 2, including 962 confirmed patients in China and 243 Chinese tourists. Among them, 705 were passengers of the diamond princess cruise ship and 705 crew members.