Filipina shares light moment with fellow crew on coronavirus-hit ship

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 16) – In a bid to assure her loved ones that all is well despite the coronavirus outbreak on board a luxury cruise ship, a Filipina crew member joined her colleagues on the vessel in dancing to a Justin Bieber song.

As they waited out the 14-day quarantine period on board the ship docked in Japan, Mae Fantillo of the Diamond Princess cruise ship uploaded on social media a video of her and her fellow crew members dancing to Bieber's "Yummy."

"We all know that we were facing a crisis here in Diamond Princess due to NCoV but hey we still managed to smile, laugh, and dance," Fantillo tweeted.

"For our family and friends to know that we were ok here, we will stand together as one until we finish the quarantine," she added.

The video, uploaded last February 14, has 1,600 retweets and over 4,500 likes as of this posting.

The video also garnered positive comments from netizens, including Bieber's manager Scooter Braun, after having a brief glimpse of their life on board.

"Thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers. Keep dancing and smiling. Thank you! I'm passing this video on," Braun said on Twitter.

More than 3,700 passengers and crew are still stuck on the cruise ship with a total of 219 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

The novel coronavirus has now infected more than 69,000 people globally with its death toll at 1,669, including four people outside mainland China as of date.