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Guests on quarantined cruise ship leaving kind messages on cabin doors

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By Ben K, grape Japan

The quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship now docked at Yokohama Port has sadly become the site of the second-largest outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outside China. According to NHK News, out of a total of 3,700 people on board, 218 of them, including 11 crew members, have been identified as infected with the virus as of February 13.

Naturally, concern is running high both within the rooms where guests are confined and within the halls for those who take care of them. More than 1,000 crew members are wearing their uniforms, masks and gloves, as they go about their duties on board the quarantined ship, interacting with passengers who are potentially infected.

Some guests are aware of the crew's difficult situation. As reported by Twitter user Tina (@keto444), caring guests have taken it upon themselves to show their appreciation by leaving kind messages of support in front of their doors.

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"This may be unrelated to my followers but my heart aches from seeing the news, so there's something I want to say. Actually, I used to work for Diamond Princess until summer of last year. It makes me so sad that the media's way of reporting is so negative. The truth is that everyone is grateful to each other and doing their best. These pictures were sent to me by a friend now working on board."

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Sadly I can only read one of those posted messages on my screen, but this helps us remember that guests or staff, those on board are all human, just like us.

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If you click on the live link to "kind messages" in the story, and then click on each photo in the Twitter post, you should be able to read them.

Thanks for that Moderator. Much appreciated and Happy Valentine's Day!

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Thank you Moderator, much appreciated in keeping us out of trouble as we do tend to get out of control on our posts even though sometimes we don't see eye to eye, it is understood your doing your best to keep us all out of trouble. Keep up the good work! Happy Valentine's Day.

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No Thank you notes for the Doctors and Nurses?

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