Voluntary disembarkations from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have ended for the day, Captain Stefano Ravera told passengers on Friday.
The Diamond Princess has been quarantined in the Japanese port of Yokohama, but certain passengers have been allowed to leave the ship and complete their isolation period in Japanese government housing.
“Virus-free guests who met the criteria met by the Japanese ministry of health and who decided to spend the remainder of their quarantine ashore have disembarked this afternoon,” he said over the ship’s public address system.
Those eligible for disembarkation include:
- Passengers aged 80 or over with a chronic medical condition who test negative for the virus.
- Passengers aged 80 or over in an inside cabin who test negative for the virus.
- Other passengers under 80 who have been given a test for any other reason, and tested negative.