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Arizona doctor among those stranded in Japan by outbreak

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 13:54:08-05

PHOENIX - An Arizona physician is among thousands of passengers quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr. Sommer Gunia, a surgeon from Scottsdale, told Phoenix radio station KTAR-FM in a phone interview Monday that she and her husband pass the time with cards and Soduku puzzles.

Crew members bring them food and water. There are also people in the hallways making sure passengers don't leave their rooms.

The 3,700 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess have been docked in Yokohama near Tokyo for the past week. So far, 135 cases of the virus have been confirmed on the ship.