translated from Spanish: More than 7,000 people are quarantined by coronavirus on two luxury cruises in China and Japan

More than 7,000 people are quarantined aboard two luxury Asian cruisers in Hong Kong, China, and Japan after several cases of people infected with the new coronavirus on board were confirmed. The cruise that is quarantined in Hong Kong waters is the ‘World Dream’, operated by the shipping company Dream Cruise, and the one anchored in Yokohama waters is the ‘Diamon Princess’, of the company ‘Princess Cruises’, bloomberg reports.Aboard the ‘Diamong Princess’, ten people have tested positive for coronavirus, out of 3,700 people travelling on board, between crew and passengers, according to the Japanese Ministry of Health. The ship was anchored in Yokohama waters but on Wednesday it has been removed from the port, as shown by navigational data. On board the cruise, 273 people will be tested to determine if they have been infected with the coronavirus. The Japanese Ministry of Health has said that the ten positives have been confirmed in the tests carried out on 31 people so far. All passengers and crew must be kept away from coronavirus patients and passengers must remain in their rooms.» Checking the health of passengers and crew is our priority while we do everything we can to prevent the spread of infection,» said Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a hearing before the Japanese Parliament. Aboard the ‘World Dream’ a similar number of people are kept under quarantine after three people tested positive for coronavirus, Hong Kong authorities have explained. The outbreak of the new coronavirus, originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province, has killed 490 people and left more than 20,000 affected, according to the latest stock sheet by Chinese authorities.

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