More than half of all coronavirus cases outside China are from the Diamond Princess, but the cruise ship is already planning to set sail again in April(Source Business Insider) Of the more than 1,000 coronavirus cases outside mainland China, 634 have been diagnosed in Diamond Princess passengers, the World Health Organization said. Two Japanese citizens have died. An infectious-diseases expert said the hygiene conditions on the cruise ship were abysmal, making him “so scared” of contracting COVID-19. Despite being at the center of the coronavirus outbreak, the ship’s operator Princess Cruises plans to return the vessel to service before Japan’s Golden Week in April. It will be “fully sanitized” before setting sail again, but it’s unclear what the process looks like. The Diamond Princess cruise ship now houses more than half of all coronavirus cases outside mainland China, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The cruise ship has been quarantined in Japan’s Yokohama Bay since February 3, and 634 passengers have contracted the illness. Two people from the ship — an 87-year-old Japanese man and an 84-year-old Japanese woman — died on Tuesday, Japanese officials reported. Beijing’s National Health Commission said that there are more than 74,500 coronavirus patients in mainland China, and some 2,118 people are dead. Outside China, 1,076 coronavirus cases have been reported in 26 countries, the WHO tweeted.