AGENCIES, New Delhi: Two more Indians on the cruise ship off Japan have been tested positive for coronavirus, which has killed hundreds in China. With this, the total number of Indians infected on the ship has risen to six. The government is exploring options to evacuate them, sources in the Indian Embassy in Japan said.
A total of 138 Indians, including 132 crew and 6 passengers, were among the 3,711 people on board the ship Diamond Princess that arrived at the Japanese coast earlier this month.
The total number of positive coronavirus cases on the ship has risen to 454, news agency AFP reported.
Two Indians tested positive on Sunday. “Over the last 2 days, 137 new cases on #DiamondPrincess tested positive for #COVID?19, including two Indian nationals, taken to onshore medical facilities for treatment. Three other Indian crew members, receiving treatment are responding well, with no fever or pain,” the Indian Embassy tweeted.