All Filipino crew members repatriated
All 80 Filipinos infected with the new coronavirus aboard the 'Diamond Princess' returned back to the Philippines as of March 31. They were successfully treated and discharged from hospitals in Tokyo., nearly two months since the 'Diamond Princess' was quarantined off a port in Yokohama on February 5, after a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong tested positive for the virus. The last Filipino crew member who had tested positive for the coronavirus was discharged from the hospital onMarch 31. There were a total of 3,700 people onboard the ship, including 531 Filipino crew members and 7 Filipino passengers. On February 25, 445 Filipinos from the ship returned to the Philippines.
Cruise ship to be fitted out for new cruises after quarantine
The 'Diamond Princess' has left a pier in Yokohama port on March 25 after nearly two months of quarantine. The ship was scheduled to be put into service again in mid-May. The ship’s departure was possible after disinfection work was completed and Yokohama Quarantine Station issued a quarantine certificate the same day. The ship had entered the port on Feb. 3. Of a total of 3,711 passengers and crew members, including passengers who got off the ship earlier, 712 have tested positive for the virus and 10 have died. After leaving the Daikoku pier the ship will berth at another pier in the port to receive the items necessary to resume cruise services — such as mattresses, linen supplies and interior accessories from a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. factory. On May 16, the vesseö was due to begin an eight-day cruise visiting the cities of Kochi, Hiroshima, Matsuyama and Miyazaki in western Japan, as well as Busan in South Korea. The tour will start and end at Kobe port, however, depending on the situation.
All passengers and crew left cruise ship
All 3,711 passengers and crew members of the 'Diamond Princess', quarantined at Yokohama port due to COVID-19 infections, disembarked from the ship on March 1 when the last group of 130 crew members left. The disembarkation of crew members began on Feb 27, with passengers having already left the ship. Of the 130 crew members, about 70 Indonesians returned home aboard a chartered plane, while about 60 people were transported to National Tax College in the city of Wako, Saitama Prefecture, and will stay there for 14 days for further monitoring of their health. The 60 crew members will again undergo tests for the virus after the end of the health-monitoring period. Non-Japanese crew members will be allowed to leave Japan if they test negative. According to the ministry, the cruise ship will be disinfected, and the operator of the vessel will then send staff to maintain its minimum necessary functions.The ship has been quarantined since it arrived back in Yokohama on Feb. 3. When the Diamond Princess returned to Yokohama, 2,666 passengers — including 1,281 Japanese nationals — and 1,045 crew members were aboard. Of them, 705 people have since been found to be infected with the new virus.Upload News