More cases on liner

The Citizen (KZN) - - World -

Tokyo – Around 60 more peo­ple aboard the quar­an­tined Di­a­mond Princess cruise ship moored off Ja­pan have been di­ag­nosed with novel coro­n­avirus, na­tional broad­caster NHK said yes­ter­day, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber of in­fected to about 130.

Health min­istry of­fi­cials de­clined to com­ment.

The Di­a­mond Princess has been in quar­an­tine since ar­riv­ing off the Ja­panese coast early last week af­ter the virus was de­tected in a for­mer pas­sen­ger who got off the ship last month in Hong Kong.

Pas­sen­gers have been asked to stay in their cab­ins and are al­lowed only briefly onto open decks.

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