Wuhan coronavirus: Japan army readies ferry to be used for quarantineChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 5, 2020
Japan’s Self-Defense Forces prepared a chartered ferry today to use as a quarantine ship that could house hundreds of suspected coronavirus cases as the number of infected people in the country rises.
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“Around 300 people could comfortably live on the ship and it has a maximum capacity for 500, although that would mean queues for the baths and other facilities,” a Japan Self-Defense Force official told Reuters.
Preparations aboard the Hakuo come as health authorities placed more than 3,500 people on two weeks quarantine on a cruise liner anchored off Japan after health officials confirmed that 10 people on the ship had tested positive for coronavirus and more cases were possible. ■