Coronavirus on Diamond Princess: cruise ship turned into a branch of hell on Earth (photos…
Posh cruise ship Diamond Princess (“the diamond Princess”), which sails under the flag of Bermuda and owned by Princess Cruises, became the place of imprisonment of more than 3 700 people and actually turned into a branch of hell. The reason coronavirus COVID-19 — it is the threat of the spread of a deadly infection forced the Japanese government to declare to the ship quarantine. On Board are 25 Ukrainians, two of whom were sick. “FACTS” decided to talk in detail about “Diamond Princess” and how a cruise can be a truly “unforgettable”.
Liner Diamond Princess was launched in 2004, and he has a twin brother, Princess Sapphire (“Sapphire Princess”). Both vessels built in Japan, at the shipyards of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
In the current voyage of the “Princess” was released on 20 January and 3 February he returned to the Japanese port of Yokohama. Then the passenger from China who went to Hong Kong on January 25, discovered coronavirus.
After inspection for signs of coronavirus found two dozen people who had contact with the infected passenger. Among the first ten infected were citizens of Japan, China, USA, Australia and the Philippines.
According to recent reports, the coronavirus identified from the 174 passengers and crew members, two of them in intensive care.
Among the injured 20-year-old man and 37-year-old woman from Ukraine, fortunately, they have lung disease. The ship will be in port of Yokohama for about two weeks before the final decision of the Japanese authorities.
All on Board are more than 3,700 people from 52 countries. Every third member of the crew. Recently the authorities decided to evacuate from the liner of the elderly and persons with chronic illnesses. More than half of the passengers being over the age of 70 years.
A huge cruise liner class Gem mainly runs in the summer in Alaska and winter in Asia. Its length is 290 metres, a total of 17 decks, including
- Gala medical center
- Plaza bar, a library, travel Desk, art gallery, dining rooms, cabins passengers;
- Fiesta casino, theatre, Lounges, dining rooms, games room;
- Promenade, boutiques, bar, chapel, Internet café, theatre, art gallery;
- Sun — fitness centre, pools, a concert hall, youth centre;
- Sports — Golf, tennis court, oasis;
- Sky — night club.
Cabin passengers are mainly located on decks Emerald, Dolphin, Caribe, Baja, Aloha (a swimming pool) or the Lido, where there are pools and a tennis court.
Interestingly, the operator of the liner Princess Cruises 9 Feb announced that will fully refund customers the cost of the cruise and pre-paid excursions. Spending on the stay of passengers on Board during the quarantine, the operator is also assumed.
where the coronavirus began to spread around the world.
The Ukrainian government promised to evacuate Ukrainians from Wuhan, but the dates constantly shifting.
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