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‘Floating Prison’: More than 7,300 People Quarantined on Cruise Ships Because of Possible Coronavirus

A traveler from the United States is among the 20 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus on a cruise ship off the Japan coast, as more than 3,500 others on the ship are confined to their rooms for 14 days to protect against further spread of the deadly virus.

The Diamond Princess, operated by Carnival Corp.’s Princess Cruises, is docked near Yokohama while under the two-week quarantine.

“We’ve got two weeks’ extra cruise, albeit a confined cruise,” passenger David Abel, 74, told the Washington Post on a Skype call from his cabin. “You’ve got to make the best of the situation, haven’t you? But I’m sure that in 10 or 12 days’ time, I’ll be pulling my hair out.”

Read more at The Weather Channel

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