Jakarta: The Foreign Affairs Ministry has confirmed that another Indonesian crew member aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
"As of today, February 19, 2020, four Indonesian nationals were infected coronavirus aboard Diamond Princess," Director of Protection of Citizens and Legal Entities Abroad at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Judha Nugraha, told Medcom.id here on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Earlier this week, three Indonesian crew members tested positive for the disease. As a result, the three Indonesian nationals were brought to hospitals in Chiba and Tokyo in Japan.
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"Two of them are treated in a hospital in Chiba. The remaining two are treated in a hospital in Tokyo," he explained.
According to the officials, the Indonesian embassy officials has visited the two officials. Based on information received from the hospital officials, the four Indonesians are in stable condition.
Diamond Princess is a British cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. The cruise ship has been quarantined in the Port of Yokohama, Japan since early February.