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“A contaminated prison”: Scared, angry passengers are trapped on three cruise ships amid virus outbreak

Corona Virus Outbreak

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“A contaminated prison”: Scared, angry passengers are trapped on three cruise ships amid virus outbreak

American couple Kent and Rebecca Frasure found themselves quarantined on a cruise ship near Tokyo, Japan, after a former passenger tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Friday morning, Rebecca, 35, found out she had tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus and had to leave the The Diamond Princess ship immediately — alone, as her husband Kent, 42, was still apparently uninfected.

Her only symptom when she tested positive was a cough.

“It is terrible, I could never imagine that this could be happening right now,” she told CNN shortly before she left the boat. “(The hardest part) is the unknown. Like, I don’t know what’s going to happen an hour from now.”

There are more than 3,700 people on board, including 2,600 passengers, of whom 428 are American. So far, 61 passengers have tested positive for the virus, and the quarantine is expected to last until at least February 19.

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