The Diamond Princess cruise ship, currently docked in Yokohama, Japan, will be released from quarantine on February 19, according to operator Princess Cruises.
More than 3,700 passengers and crew have been held on board the ship since February 4.
In a video statement released today, the company’s executive vice president Rai Caluori said the “highest priority is providing guests and crew with their prescription medications, and more than 2,000 prescriptions have been brought on board.”
He added that a team of seven pharmacists are assisting with the delivery of medication to guests.
According to Caluori, the 1,405 crew currently working on board the ship will receive “normal pay and gratuities and paid time off following the quarantine.”
Japanese health officials have confirmed 175 cases of the novel coronavirus on the Diamond Princess — the largest concentration of cases outside mainland China.
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