Winston-Salem woman quarantined on cruise ship due to coronavirus threat
A Winston-Salem woman on board a cruise ship outside of Japan is now being quarantined due to the threat of the coronavirus.Posted — Updated
The ship, the Diamond Princess, ended its planned 14-day itinerary early and is currently docked off the coast of Yokohama, not far from the Japanese capital. Medical officials are going room-by-room to check each guests' temperature and medical condition, Japan's health ministry said in a statement.
The health ministry there says 135 people on the ship have come down with the COVID-19 virus. At last check, Culcleasure did not have the virus.
Her mother still plays piano for some church services there, Armstead said.
The Diamond Princess has 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew members on board, Princess Cruises said in a statement.
Culcleasure is one of several North Carolinians to be impacted by the virus.
The four individuals have not been identified publicly and are considered "medium risk" for development of novel coronavirus, according to Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio. The four were sent home for a voluntary, 14-day self-quarantine.
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