First Russian citizen diagnosed with coronavirus on board cruise ship in Japan
The Russian Embassy in Tokyo did not receive an evacuation request from the Russian national stranded on the ‘Diamond Princess’ cruise ship who was diagnosed earlier with the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“There were no evacuation requests, either from the infected Russian national, or from the rest of the Russian nationals aboard the ship. The infected woman is expected to be hospitalized in Japan,” the embassy said. There has been no information yet on where the woman would be hospitalized, TASS reported.
This is the first confirmed coronavirus case among Russian nationals. Earlier on Monday, Japanese medics registered 99 new coronavirus cases on the ship, while the total number of the infected on board increased to 454.