Yahoo readers weigh in on quarantined cruise ship amid coronavirus outbreak

As coronavirus diagnoses and deaths spike in China, a cruise ship remains quarantined off the coast of Japan packed with vacationers who can’t do much other than wait.

The Diamond Princess was forced to halt its journey after passengers fell ill, and it’s been confirmed that a week after the quarantine began, 175 people aboard have now also been diagnosed.

The two-week quarantine is expected to end on Feb. 19, but for those on board it can’t come soon enough.

Passenger Sarah Arana told Yahoo Finance, “Every time we get a report of more positive tests that have come back, it's a bit heartbreaking.”

Yahoo readers also weighed in on the crisis unfolding on the ship.

Bill Moody expressed sympathy for the stranded tourists:

Yahoo readers react to quarantined cruise ship

Another reader questioned if the claims of the 14-day quarantine were accurate, or whether it could extend beyond that:

Yahoo readers react to quarantined cruise ship

MoGrl tried to imagine what it’s like being on the ship, and sent well-wishes to the passengers:

Yahoo readers react to quarantined cruise ship

Constance took a less serious view of the situation:

Yahoo readers react to quarantined cruise ship

And one anonymous user shared a very personal connection:

Yahoo readers react to quarantined cruise ship

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