Quarantined Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck on Journey From Hell Thanks to Coronavirus Outbreak


    Tyrone Siu/ReutersSusan Anabel, a 67-year-old woman from Marysville, Washington, was looking for an adventure when she booked a single, windowless stateroom on Carnival’s Diamond Princess cruise ship. She was scheduled to return to Seattle from Tokyo after her relaxing two-week cruise ended this week. But now she is one of 428 Americans stuck in a living-hell-limbo that has trapped more than 5,000 people on two massive cruise ships after several passengers tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. “I signed up for an adventure, and I’m getting an adventure,” she told KIRO 7 news channel via a FaceTime chat in which she explained that the crew told them they cannot even open their door unless someone brings them food. “I don’t have a window and I don’t have a balcony, so it could get a little tight in here.” After one passenger tested positive for the virus, it took 18 hours to take the temperature of the remaining passengers and crew. Princess Cruise Lines confirmed that 10 people—one American, two Australians, three Japanese, three Hong Kong citizens and one Filipino crew member—were diagnosed with the virus and taken off the ship. But the rest are now under quarantine for at least two weeks. Anabel was not sure whether they would eventually be allowed to leave their rooms, and with no window, she can’t even tell what is happening outside.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here


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