Coronavirus: Ten Passengers on Cruise Ship Test Positive for Virus

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February 05, 2020

Almost 300 of the 3,700 people on the Diamond Princess have been tested so far. The number of infected could rise. The checks began after an 80-year-old Hong Kong man who had been on the ship last month fell ill with the virus. Some 3,600 people on a second cruise ship docked in Hong Kong are also being tested. Chinese health authorities are stepping up efforts to control the spread of the virus, with approximately 18 million people in the east of the country now required to stay at home. In Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, 11 large public venues including sports arenas are being turned into makeshift hospitals to provide an additional 10,000 beds for the sick. Two new hospitals have already been built there since the outbreak started.


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News date : 02/05/2020    Category : Covid-19, Accident/Emergency, Health, World News

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