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:
Another reader questioned if the claims of the 14-day quarantine were accurate, or whether it could extend beyond that:
MoGrl tried to imagine what it’s like being on the ship, and sent well-wishes to the passengers:
Constance took a less serious view of the situation:
And one anonymous user shared a very personal connection:
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