Hundreds of cruise passengers could have avoided coronavirus: study

Modelling shows the onboard quarantine led to an initial infection rate that was four times higher than in Wuhan

Hundreds of people would have been spared COVID-19 if all passengers and crew from the Diamond Princess cruise ship were immediately evacuated instead of forced to stay onboard in quarantine, according to new modelling.

Diamond Princess cruise ship
The Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Rather than reducing the incidence of the virus as intended, the floating quarantine resulted in