Another 44 people were infected with coronavirus on a cruise ship in Japan

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Coronavirus has infected 44 passenger cruise ship Diamond Princess, which is quarantined at the port of the Japanese city of Yokohama, reports TASS with reference to the Minister of health, labour and welfare of Japan Katsunobu Kato.

Among the new infected 29 Japanese nationals and 15 foreigners whose nationality is not specified. Thus, the total number of infected reached 219 persons, including one officer of the quarantine service.

Now aboard Diamond Princess are about 3.6 thousand people from 50 countries, including Russia. Of cases among Russian citizens have been reported. All infected are evacuated from the ship and placed in the hospital in Japan.

the Ship departed from Yokohama on 20 January and returned February 3. Among the passengers was a citizen of China, who discovered the new coronavirus. It fell on January 25 in Hong Kong.

On the liner operates a quarantine that is expected to last until February 19.

Coronavirus began to spread in December last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan. According to recent reports, a new type of pneumonia, ill for more than 44.6 thousand. On 11 February, the world health organization gave the name coronavirus COVID-19.

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