Japan moves 10 infected with virus from cruise ship

5 February 2020
2020-02-05 13:06

in the port of Yokohama, ten people on a cruise liner have tested positive for coronavirus, Japan said on Wednesday.

They have disembarked for treatment in medical facilities while authorities monitor the thousands still on board. The ten were transported off the ship by the Japan coast guard and now they are being treated in Kanagawa Prefecture. Japan Health Minister said the remaining around 3,700 passengers will remain quarantined on board the Carnival Corp ship for 14 days. The health checks began on Monday evening after an 80-year-old Hong Kong man who sailed on the vessel last month tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus.

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