病毒郵輪惡夢再現!愛玩船員日本市區趴趴走引恐慌 | Italian cruise ship docked in Japan has 14 more coronavirus cases

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【看CP學英文】日本政府週四證實,義大利歌詩達郵輪公司旗下的「歌詩達大西洋號」,因維修泊靠在日本長崎港,導致多名船組員感染2019新型冠狀病毒 (COVID-19) 疾病,今天再新增14例,船組員確診人數達到48人。

Japanese authorities on Thursday confirmed 14 more coronavirus infections on board an Italian cruise ship docked for repairs in Japan, bringing the total to at least 48.

兩個月前才爆出橫濱港鑽石公主號郵輪染疫事件,當時船上多人染疫,導致日本確診人數急速竄升,沒想到近日又再爆出歌詩達大西洋號船員染疫,震驚社會。

The Costa Atlantica infections come after the cases on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama two months ago that sparked a spike in the number of COVI-19 infections in Japan.

另外,消息指出,即使船上人員一再保證未離遊艇,卻有人逃避眾目溜出指定區,讓眾人更加擔憂此舉對長崎居民的影響。

The latest cases have also raised concern about the potential impact on Nagasaki residents after revelations some crew had left the restricted area despite assurances from the ship operator that they would stay within the wharf.

這艘義大利郵輪承載623名人員皆為船組員,其中並無乘客。日本官方表示,染疫船員中有一半是廚師,另一半則是負責送食物的員工。當局希望所有船上人員最終都能接受檢測。

The Italian cruise ship is carrying 623 crew members and no passengers. Officials said half of infected people were cooks and the other half staff in charge of serving food to the crew. Authorities expressed hopes to eventually test all on board.

歌詩達大西洋號因疫情影響無法順著原先計劃於中國進行維修,於二月底時抵達日本長崎被三菱重工業公司單位接下。

The Costa Cruises-operated ship was taken into a shipyard in Nagasaki city in western Japan in late February by a unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries after the COVID-19 pandemic had scuttled plans for scheduled repairs in China.