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05th Feb 2020

Cruise ship carrying 3,700 people quarantined in Japan after 10 test positive for Coronavirus

Rudi Kinsella

Coronavirus cruise

Terrifying stuff.

A cruise ship carrying 3,700 people has been quarantined in Japan after 10 people tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The 10 infected passengers were removed from the cruise ship and taken to the hospital.

As it stands, thousands of people face spending the next fortnight stuck on a luxury cruise ship quarantined off the Japanese port of Yokohama, after results showed 10 passengers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The cruise ship is currently quarantined off the Japanese port of Yokohama.

According to The Guardian, there is more than 3,700 passengers and crew onboard, and it is expected that further tests will take place.

This news comes hours after the Department of Health advised Irish citizens to leave China, and to completely avoid certain provinces.

The Department of Health said: “Citizens with underlying medical conditions should not travel to China at this time.

“If your continued presence in China is not essential, the Department advises citizens to contact their travel agency or airlines regarding available routes out before any further restrictions may be imposed.”