Love boat: Valentine's Day on a coronavirus quarantine cruise
TOKYO (AFP) - 'Cupid's avocado' for dinner, heart-shaped messages for the crew, but also painful separation: for those trapped on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, Friday (Feb 14) is no ordinary Valentine's Day .. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Passenger Matt Smith, 57, was marking Valentine's Day on board with his wife of 21 years, Katherine Codekas, also 57 - and admitted this was not their first-choice location for the special day.Passengers on board were being offered a"Valentine's Day" breakfast, Mr Smith said.
The dinner menu, on the other hand, promises several special treats in honour of the day."A special meal for Valentine's Day, a reserved bottle of red," she added, with her usual hashtag #hanginthereDiamondPrincess and a picture of a bottle of wine."We're going to have a formal night on Valentine's Day in our cabin. Take some pics, have some laughs," she tweeted.
More than 200 people on board the ship have been diagnosed with the newly named Covid-19 and taken to local hospitals. Those remaining on board will be in quarantine until at least Feb 19.Mr Kent Frasure was forced to say goodbye to his partner Rebecca, who has contracted the virus and is now in isolation in hospital.
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