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Indianapolis woman on Diamond Princess cruise survives coronavirus, returns home

FILE - A crew member wearing a face mask walks on the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku pier cruise terminal in Yokohama on February 24, 2020. - Despite a quarantine imposed on the Diamond Princess, more than 600 people on board tested positive for the coronavirus, with several dozen in serious condition. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) ⁠— An Indianapolis woman returned home Friday after testing positive for coronavirus while aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Joyce Black, 75, praised the work of doctors and nurses who treated her during her illness.

“I’m so grateful for their dedication,” she said Wednesday in a phone call with News 8.

Her husband remains in Japan with no confirmed return date. He tested negative for coronavirus, Black said.

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