Cruise ship Diamond Princess is seen anchored off the Yokohama Port, after people on the cruise liner tested positive for coronavirus in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
In the early days of the pandemic, cruises had become the face of coronavirus super-spreader events as shipboard outbreaks left passengers and crews quarantined in ports and at sea around the world.
One cruise in particular, the Diamond Princess, which departed from Japan in February 2020, received worldwide media attention after a coronavirus outbreak on board sickened hundreds of passengers, resulting in over a dozen deaths. At the time it was the biggest concentration of confirmed COVID-19 cases outside China.
Now, a new HBO documentary set to air March 30 will offer a first-person account of the nightmare using previously unreleased footage recorded by the ship’s passengers and crew.
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