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Filipino seafarer found positive for 2019-novel coronavirus

A Filipino seafarer has been discovered optimistic of 2019 novel coronavirus, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday confirmed.

According to the report, the Filipino seafarer is working for the Princess Cruises ship line and was quarantined off Yokohama collectively together with his 9 colleagues after they had been discovered optimistic within the 2019-nCoV.

This is the primary identified case of a Filipino being contaminated by the mentioned virus.

Aside from the Filipino, there are additionally 3 Japanese, Hong Kong resident, two Chinese, two Australians and One American confirmed signs of nCoV.

“The length of the quarantine will be at least 14 days as required by the Ministry of Health,” Princess Cruises mentioned.

The Japanese Government additionally quarantined the 2666 visitor and 1,045 crew members on board the ship.

Reports mentioned that they’re not allowed to go exterior their cabins and solely medical officers are allowed to present them their day by day wants through the quarantine interval.

Cruise ship Diamond Princess 

Meanwhile, the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo mentioned that there are at the least 538 Filipinos on board the mentioned ship and already appearing to assist them.

“The Embassy is in constant communication with the remaining Filipinos onboard and is closely coordinating with Japanese authorities to provide them all possible assistance,” the Department of Foreign Affairs mentioned.

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