Around 6,000 passengers of a cruise ship are quarantined after a Chinese woman showed symptoms of novel coronavirus, local media reported on Wednesday.

According to Italian news agency ANSA, the ship owned by Italian Costa Crociere company docked at Italy’s western city of Civitavecchia after one passenger fell ill with a high fever.

She and her partner, from Hong Kong, “were tested by experts from Rome’s Spallanzani Hospital, which specializes in infectious diseases and viruses,” the agency reported.

The woman, who is also suffering from respiratory problems, is being held in isolation in a medical room aboard the ship.


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