33 Cruise Ship Crew Members in Nagasaki Test Positive for Coronavirus

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Nagasaki, April 22 (Jiji Press)--Thirty-three crew members on an Italian cruise ship docked in the city of Nagasaki, southwestern Japan, have newly tested positive for the coronavirus, the Nagasaki prefectural government said Wednesday.

The Costa Atlantica cruise ship has 623 crew members, including a Japanese interpreter, on board, with no passengers.

On Monday, a non-Japanese crew member tested positive for the virus. Japanese authorities had since tested 53 people who had close contact with the infected member and four kitchen personnel for the virus.

Those who have tested positive for the virus are quarantined in individual cabins.

The prefectural government asked the Self-Defense Forces for a disaster relief deployment.

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