A third crew member has been tested positive for coronavirus (now named Covid-19) on Friday on a cruise ship that is docked off the Japanese coast, Indian Embassy in Tokyo confirmed in a tweet.
The confirmation comes two days after the embassy had said that two Indian crew members were tested positive for the virus, that has claimed over 1400 life and affected over 64,000 across the globe.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship with 3,711 people on board, including 138 Indians including passengers and crew, reports The Hindustan Times.
The ship was quarantined last week off the Japanese coast after a passenger who had de-boarded last month in Hong Kong was found to be the carrier of the virus on the ship.
"Due to the suspicion of novel coronavirus infection, the ship has been quarantined by the Japanese authorities till February 19, 2020," the embassy said in a statement, according to news agency PTI.