Russians from Diamond Princess cruise ship put in quarantine in Vladivostok

Russians from Diamond Princess cruise ship put in quarantine in Vladivostok

Russian passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, who returned to Russia’s Primorsky Region, have been put in quarantine at a hospital for infectious diseases for two weeks, the regional government said.

"Seven Russians from the Diamond Princess ship arrived in the city of Vladivostok on February 23. All of them were brought to a hospital for infectious diseases and had their samples taken for laboratory tests. Doctors and experts from the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing continue to monitor their health," TASS cited the statement as saying.

According to the Primorsky Region’s government, the Russians will remain under quarantine for 14 days, their samples will be tested for coronavirus at the hospital and at the Novosibirsk-based Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology.

The Diamond Princess left Japan’s Yokohama for a 15-day cruise on January 20 and returned to the port on February 3. The cruise ship was put in quarantine after a man had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A total of 691 people were eventually infected with the virus and four have died.

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