(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Coronavirus SOS & Cruise Ship Diamond Princess
Topic: Coronavirus SOS & Cruise Ship Diamond Princess
The massive outbreak of the Coronavirus in China and its rapid spread to more than 20 countries has alarmed the world.
So far, the deadly virus has claimed over 1,300 deaths, and nearly 60,000 confirmed cases of infection in China.
Outside mainland China, the largest Coronavirus outbreak is on a cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, that has been quarantined in the Japanese port of Yokohama for over a week.
Its 3,600 passengers and crew members have been in lockdown since 6th February, when a previous passenger tested positive for the virus after disembarking.
At least 218 passengers have tested positive of the infection, even as a large number of passengers are yet to undergo tests.
Several of the stranded passengers on board the Diamond Princess have taken to social media sending messages about their plight... A few of them are Indians. And at least two of them... both crew members have tested positive for the virus.