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Indonesian crew on cruise ship infected

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 19 2020   /  12:15 am
Tight ship: Passengers are seen on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, which is docked at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, as testing for the new coronavirus continues on board on Tuesday. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)(Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)

Tight ship: Passengers are seen on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, which is docked at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, as testing for the new coronavirus continues on board on Tuesday. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi demanded on Tuesday assurances from the Japanese authorities after it emerged that three Indonesian crew members of the British-American-owned Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan had tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.The Princess Cruises-operated Diamond Princess initially had 3,711 people on board when it was placed under mandatory quarantine in the waters off Yokohama, Japan, last week over fears of contamination from a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong last month and who had contracted the virus. Among those on board were 78 Indonesian nationals who worked as part of the ship’s crew and...