A cruise ship that was turned away from Japan this week over coronavirus fears returned to Taiwan on Saturday, with everyone on board being tested for the virus.

Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung boarded the Super Star Aquarius as soon as it docked at the northern port city of Keelung around noon, leading a team of medical staff to perform screening of the 1,738 passengers and 776 crew members.

Most of the passengers are Taiwanese, while 237 Chinese are among the crew, Chen said. According to the ship and media reports, 41 of the guests have recently traveled to China, where the virus is spreading.