3rd Indian tests positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off coast Japan

The Indian Embassy in Tokyo has said that one more Indian crew member on Diamond Princess, the ship stranded off coast Japan, has tested positive for Covid-19.

The person has been hospitalised for treatment, the Embassy said in a statement.

Earlier, two other Indians had been tested positive for coronavirus on the ship. “The Indian Embassy is in touch with all three whose conditions are stable and improving,” the statement said.

As of Friday, there were at least 218 people who had tested positive for coronavirus on Diamond Princess. This included three Indian nationals who are its crew members.

All 218 infected people have been taken to hospitals for further treatment and quarantine.

In a statement the India Embassy said, “No other Indian national on-board Diamond Princess cruise ship has developed any symptoms of infection.”

The Embassy said it has contacted all three Indian nationals who had tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently receiving treatment at medical facilities.

“Their health conditions have been confirmed to be stable and improving. The Embassy is in constant contact with the relevant Japanese authorities to ensure the well-being of all Indian nationals on-board the ship. Japanese authorities have confirmed that they are following the designated health protocols,” the statement read.

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Source – India Today