Health Minister Dr Harshavardhan on Thursday said that the Indian aboard the cruise ship cannot be taken out as they have been quarantined in the larger interest of preventing the spread of the virus. The Indian embassy in Japan has gotten in touch with Indian crew members stuck aboard the coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined off the Japanese coast after the group sent out a video plea for help.
With the novel coronavirus spreading across 25 countries, Kerala is continuing its vigil against the outbreak and 3447 people are being monitored over suspicion, in various districts of the state, said Health Minister KK Shailaja. “Of these, 3420 are in-home quarantine and 27 are in hospitals. A total of 380 samples of suspected coronavirus cases have been sent to the NIV for examination. Of the 344 samples tested, results of all are negative,” she said.
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