An Australian couple who were quarantined on a cruise ship following the coronavirus outbreak have gone viral, after getting a much-needed shipment of wine delivered to them via a drone.
Jan and Dave Binskin, from Queensland, have been confined on the Diamond Princess ship off the coast of Tokyo for a week or so, and have been documenting the tedium of the experience on their shared Facebook account.
For instance, earlier this week the couple uploaded a picture of themselves, wearing protective masks, which was captioned: "We are 2 Casino Residents Quarantined on the Diamond Princess in Yokohama Japan now into Day 6 of 14 we are confined to our cabin and get let out every 4/5 days for 1 hour walk on the deck we are well and in good spirits so far would appreciate any local news [sic]"In China, doors have been welded shut to stop the spread of the virus:
On February 7th, they posted a status which read: "On a lighter note in the middle of the Kaos yesterday we get a ring from our wine club I asked do they do free freight to Japan we have arranged for 2 cases to be delivered by Drone [sic]."
They then uploaded a picture the next day, which showed a bottle of wine and two large glasses, which was captioned: "Naked Wine Club your incredible just got the First Drop Thank God For Drones the Japanese Coast Guard did not know what the F*ck was going on [sic]"
Per The Metro, approximately 3,700 passengers and crew members are currently quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruiser in Yokohama port. Thousands of people have currently been infected by the disease, and the death toll is now officially over 1,300.