"We are scared that if the infection is spreading, it is spreading so fast that we could also become affected", Ms Sonali Thakkar, a ship security officer, said in the video clip broadcast by NDTV.
The ministry said tests are being conducted for others who are deemed to need them and it will announce the results later. "We don't want to stay on board".
As per Macotakara's report, the Japanese government has made sure that there will be at least one unit of iPhone in every passenger cabin and crew rooms.
Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told reporters the operation may begin as early as tomorrow, with those removed from the ship housed in government-designated lodgings.
Those who test negative will be given the option to leave the ship and be transported to a quarantine housing facility.
The Yokohama city government says later the same day, the employee developed a fever exceeding 38 degrees Celsius, but he continued to work until after midnight.
The passengers have been quarantined on the ship since February 5.
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Authorities are testing people onboard. starting with those that have chronic health problems.as well as passengers who are 80-years-old or older.
At the time, it had some 3,500 passengers and crew on board, of whom 218 have tested positive for the coronavirus infection and are now in Japanese hospitals.
Authorities have expressed concern over the effectiveness of the quarantine, with dozens of new cases diagnosed nearly daily.
There were a total of 3711 people, including crew and passengers.
Officials saying they can only process 300 people a day, but hope eventually to expand this to 1,000.
According to the WHO, more than 43,000 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in 28 countries and territories around the world, with the death toll this week exceeding 1,000.
"There are some people whose health may deteriorate by staying aboard for an extended period", Kato said, adding that the age limit for those who allowed to disembark will be lowered.
After the first cases started to be found, a quarantine was imposed on the ship.