(NewsReady.com) – The coronavirus continues to spread across China as well as across its borders. Some people unfortunate enough to contract this new virus were taking vacations on the open waters. Multiple reports of cruise ships being quarantined to contain the spread of the virus have recently come in.
One instance involves the Diamond Princess, which is now docked in Japan with 2,666 guests aboard. Over 400 of those passengers are from the US, and of the 135 known infection cases, 23 are Americans.
Conditions on the Diamond Princess — a quarantined cruise ship docked in Japan with at least 135 coronavirus cases on board — have raised fears that the steps meant to halt the virus’s spread are endangering the health and safety of the ship's crew https://t.co/eIVgGmn4Hg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 10, 2020
Symptoms of the virus are confusing at best during its early stages. According to Rebecca Frasure, who has been in the isolation ward in a Tokyo hospital, she feels okay aside from stuffy sinuses. She recently told ABC News, “It doesn’t even feel like a cold” and that she wouldn’t have known she was infected if she wasn’t tested for the coronavirus.
Additionally, the Anthem of the Seas arrived in New Jersey so passengers could be screened.
#breaking Several ambulances just pulled up to the cruise ship. — Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas cruise ship docked 30 minutes ago in Bayonne New Jersey. We understand some passengers will be screened for #coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/wuDyslIMwo
— Alex Butler (@AlexButlertv) February 7, 2020
Diamond Princess’ parent company is offering full refunds to vacationers.
There is still no vaccine for the deadly virus.
Copyright 2020, NewsReady.com