An East Tennessee Man Says He Contracted Coronavirus While Working on the Diamond Princess

An East Tennessee man says he has contracted Coronavirus while working on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

According to our TV News Partner, WVLT Luke Hefner of Newport says he worked on the cruise ship as a performer. He says the virus went from one case to 200 in a very short period of time. He says he feels healthy. He’s 30-years-old and says the symptoms are mild.

The outbreak on the ship infected more than 600 of its 3,700 passengers, including a Knox County man and a woman from Upper-East Tennessee.

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