One more Indian tests positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off JapanFebruary 19, 2020 17:21
One more Indian aboard a quarantined cruise ship off Japan was tested positive for the novel coronavirus and shifted to hospital, taking the number of Indian nationals infected with the virus on the vessel to seven, according to the Indian Embassy on Wednesday.
Among the 3,711 passengers and crew, 621 people were found to be infected with the new coronavirus as of Wednesday. On Tuesday, 88 people tested positive and a day earlier 99 others were found to have been infected. In a tweet, the Indian Embassy in Tokyo said, "One Indian crew who tested positive for COVID19 among 88 new cases on Diamond Princess shifted to hospital for treatment."
Earlier, six Indians were tested positive for COVID-19. The mission said that infected Indians were responding well to the treatment. A total of 138 Indians, including 132 crew and 6 passengers, were among the 3,711 people on board the ship that arrived at the Japanese coast earlier this month. -- PTI