Romania’s foreign ministry says a Romanian quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has been diagnosed with coronavirus and transferred to a hospital for treatment.
A total of 218 passengers on board the Diamond Princess have been diagnosed with coronavirus, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported.
About 3,700 people are in a two-week quarantine on the cruise liner Princess ship in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, after 10 people tested positive for the virus and moved to medical facilities.
The ministry said Romania’s embassy in Tokyo had been informed about the case by the Japanese foreign ministry.
The unidentified person has been transferred and is receiving medical treatment in isolation at a Japanese hospital.
There are 17 Romanians on board the ship, of which 15 are crew members and 2 passengers. They have been quarantined since February 6 .
The statement said the embassy was in contact with the other 16 Romanians onboard.
Separately, the ministry said 17 Romanians, nine passengers and eight crew members, were aboard the Westerdam cruise ship.
The ship spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard may have the coronavirus. It arrived in Cambodia on Thursday morning to the relief of passenger.
It has 1,455 passengers and 802 crew on board and is docked at the port of Sihanoukville.
The new virus has infected more than 60,000 people globally, the vast majority in China. There have been about 1,370 deaths.