Passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess cruise liner are under quarantine until February 19, 2020. Photo: ReutersPassengers and crew on the Diamond Princess cruise liner are under quarantine until February 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess cruise liner are under quarantine until February 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: how Diamond Princess cruise ship became a ‘super spreading’ site

  • It started with a cough by a passenger who had visited China, leading to the two-week quarantine of some 3,700 passengers and crew
  • At least 218 cases have been detected on board the Diamond Princess, which has been described as ill-equipped to prevent the spread of infections

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess cruise liner are under quarantine until February 19, 2020. Photo: ReutersPassengers and crew on the Diamond Princess cruise liner are under quarantine until February 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess cruise liner are under quarantine until February 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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