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World As one Princess cruise is quarantined for COVID-19, another is hit with different illness

12:00  14 february  2020
12:00  14 february  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

At least 10 on Japan cruise ship have new coronavirus: minister

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There are 393 COVID - 19 cases outside China, in 24 countries. “With 99 percent of cases in China Additionally, another 39 of the more than 3,600 crew and passengers have also tested positive Japanese authorities have been slowly moving those diagnosed with the illness off the ship and to

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A Princess cruise ship returned early to the Port of Everglades in Florida on Thursday due to hundreds of passengers and crew becoming afflicted with a gastrointestinal illness.

The sickness among those aboard the Caribbean Princess came as another of the cruise line's ships, the Diamond Princess, remains quarantined off Japan with more than 200 people on board sickened with COVID-19, a disease caused by coronavirus.

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Meanwhile the World Health Organization has named the virus Covid - 19 . The Diamond Princess cruise ship remains quarantined in Japan's port of Yokohama, with 135 Thailand on Tuesday did not allow passengers from another cruise ship to disembark, despite no confirmed infections aboard.

The new strain of coronavirus, known as COVID - 19 , has spread on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, infecting 218 As Crystal Goomansingh reports, a starkly different situation is playing out in Cambodia, where Holland America's MS Westerdam is docked.

The cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, is seen at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon © Reuters The cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, is seen at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The Caribbean Princess departed Fort Lauderdale on Feb. 2 and was due to return on Feb. 16, but came back three days early after 345 passengers and 26 crew members fell ill, with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 4,200 people were on board.

The ship was denied entry during its voyage to at least one port, Trinidad and Tobago, over health concerns, NBC South Florida reported.

The cause of the outbreak is unknown, according to the CDC.

The ship will undergo a "super sanitation cleaning," and a team with the the CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program met the ship at port to investigate the outbreak. The Caribbean Princess will resume its regular schedule and depart on its next cruise on Feb. 16, the CDC reported.

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Passengers on Diamond Princess face at least another nine days in quarantine . Another 66 passengers onboard a luxury cruise liner quarantined in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says vaccine for COVID - 19 virus could be 18 months away.

Another 44 people aboard Diamond Princess cruise ship test positive to virus. Justin McCurry. The vessel, which will remain quarantined until at least 19 February, has the second largest number of infections outside mainland China. Covid - 19 has an incubation period of up to 14 days.

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A statement from Princess Cruises said the trip was cut short "out of an abundance of caution due to guests reporting symptoms consistent with a mild case of gastrointestinal illness."

"This is a highly unusual development and we share the disappointment of our guests," the statement said. Passengers will receive a 50 percent refund for the cruise to use toward a future Princess cruise.

No cases of COVID-19 were identified on the Caribbean Princess, the Princess Cruises statement noted.

The cruise line confirmed Thursday that 44 more people aboard the Diamond Princess, quarantined in Japan, were confirmed to have COVID-19, bringing the total number to 218, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday local time.

That ship is scheduled to be quarantined until Feb. 19.

There have been no deaths from COVID-19 on the cruise ship.

The disease has killed more than 1,300 people in mainland China as of Thursday morning local time, according to Chinese authorities.


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