Fears 200 Aussies on cruise were exposed to coronavirus

There are fears more than two hundred Australians have been exposed to the coronavirus on a cruise ship in Japan, after 10 people onboard were confirmed to have the deadly disease.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship has almost 3700 passengers and crew in quarantine off the coast of Yokohama, after an infected passenger flew from Wuhan to Tokyo and spread the disease to others on board.

A small boat navigates near a cruise ship Diamond Princess anchoring off the Yokohama Port. Ten passengers have been confirmed to have a new virus.Credit:AP

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed it is aware of the situation, and is urgently seeking information on the welfare of the Australians on board.

The ship has been placed in quarantine for 14 days, and the infected passengers are being treated on mainland Japan.


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