On Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar assured that the Indian mission in Tokyo is rendering its support and service to the crew and the passengers of the cruise ship.
Jaishankar in a tweet said, "2 Indian crew members have tested positive for Coronavirus. Will keep you updated."
"Our Embassy @IndianEmbTokyo is in constant touch with the crew and passengers of Diamond Princess off Yokohama, Japan, rendering all necessary support & assistance. Passengers & crew are currently quarantined by Japanese authorities," he said.
The cruise ship, with 3711 persons including 2666 guests and 1045 crew members arrived at the Japanese coast on February 3 and was quarantined after a passenger who de-boarded last month in Hong Kong was found to be the carrier of the virus on the ship. The cruise will remain quarantined till February 19.
A total of 138 Indians, including passengers and crew, were on board the ship. Till now, nearly 218 passengers along-with crew members have been tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.