Ships in quarantine
About 5000 people on a ship a quarantine for at least two weeks on the ship, which has 19 virus cases, with testing continuing.
An American novelist in his 50s on the ship said he hoped the government would send transport to take the citizens off.
“It’s better for us to travel while healthy and also if we get sick to be treated in our homeland hospitals,” he told the news team.
A ship with 5000 passengers and crew was quarantined for a second day pending testing after three positive cases on board.
Taiwan which has 5 cases banned international cruise ships from docking.
Several countries including the USA have banned entry to visitors who have been on several travel expeditions.
News of another virus hot spot emerged linked to a mid-January company meeting. At least three people contracted the disease after a conference held with over 100 overseas staff.