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Coronavirus Outbreak: 2 Indians onboard 'diamond princess' tested positive for infection, assistance being provided by embassy affirms Jaishankar

Two Indian crew members on board quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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.

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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.

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