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Abe took initiative in denying entry of ship carrying possible coronavirus patients 

Sunday’s Asahi reported on the GOJ decision to prohibit the MS Westerdam from mooring in Japan over coronavirus fears, saying that Prime Minister Abe took the initiative in turning away the cruise ship carrying more than 2,000 passengers as the GOJ is busy dealing with the Diamond Princess situation. The daily claimed that the premier is determined to enforce thorough border control measures to prevent the spread of the new virus in Japan. While four additional cruise ships, including two operated by Japanese firms, are expected to visit Japan later this month, the daily said the GOJ is set to turn them away if it learns that there might be coronavirus patients on board.         

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