Two Diamond Princess Passengers have died from coronavirus in Japan after they were taken from the quarantined ship to hospital following their diagnosis.
NHK World Japan has identified the two Coronavirus victims an 87-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman.
Diamond Princess Passengers are slowly being evacuated from the ship which was put into quarantine in the port of Yokohama in early February.
During the enforced 14-day isolation period 621 passengers were diagnosed with the Coronavirus.
Around 200 Australian passengers were evacuated from the ship this week and have since been flown to Darwin on board a special Qantas charter flight.
Before being allowed back to Australia, these passengers had to first test negative to the coronavirus.
Now these passengers must spend a further two weeks being quarantined at Darwin mining camp before they are finally allowed home.
Princess Cruises has released a statement on its website confirming that “because of the extraordinary circumstances onboard Diamond Princess, the company is refunding the full cruise fare for all guests including air travel, hotel, ground transportation, pre-paid shore excursions, gratuities and other items”.
“In addition, guests are not being charged for any onboard incidental charges during the additional time onboard. Princess Cruises will also provide guests with a future cruise credit equal to the cruise fare paid for the voyage”.
As of this morning, 75,782 people across the world have been confirmed as having contracted the virus. This includes a total of 15 people in Australia.
Meanwhile, 2,131 people have lost their lives from it. You can stay up to date on the latest statistics on the virus here.
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