According to a company statement, those who tested positive for the virus include two passengers from Australia, three from Japan, three from Hong Kong, one from the United States and a crew member from the Philippines.
"These 10 persons, who have been notified, will be taken ashore by Japanese Coast Guard watercraft and transported to local hospitals for care by shoreside Japanese medical professionals," the cruise line said in a news release. "It has been confirmed that the ship will remain under quarantine in Yokohama. The length of the quarantine will be at least 14 days as required by the Ministry of Health."
The ship had been scheduled to leave Yokohama on Tuesday; however, authorities decided to "review the health status of all guests and crew on board" after learning that a guest from the ship's previous voyage tested positive for the illness on Feb. 1, the release said. The company then decided to cancel the Tuesday cruise, as well as another set for Feb. 12.
More than 24,000 people around the world have been infected with the respiratory illness, which has killed nearly 500, mostly in China, CNBC reported.
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