【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.
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.
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.
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.
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.