Cruises: New coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship among crew members in Japan

Cruises: New coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship among crew members in Japan

The cruise industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus with many liners experiencing a shocking case rate. One ship that was particularly impacted by the virus was Carnival Cruises’ Diamond Princess.

Others still on board the ship have either shown some mild symptoms or none at all.

The vessel has been docked in Japan since February for repairs and maintenance.

The ship was forced to dock in Japan after the coronavirus prevented the ship from receiving repairs in China.

The ship was quarantined on arrival by the Nagasaki authorities.

But some of the crew have departed without their knowledge.

It comes as some hospitals in Japan are running out of beds.

According to the Tokyo Fire Department and the Metropolitan Government around 1,390 emergency patients with coronavirus symptoms were turned away by five or more hospitals.

Others were reportedly forced to wait more than 20 minutes before they knew which hospital to go to.

One patient was turned away by 110 institutions, according to NHK.

The country has so far experienced 12,800 cases and 345 deaths.

So far, there have been over 2.8million cases worldwide with over 197,000 deaths.

The number of cases is expected to tip over three million next week.

The US is leading the world in coronavirus cases with almost a million to date.

Published at Sat, 25 Apr 2020 08:42:00 +0000