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454 people on Diamond Princess have tested positive for COVID-19

  • February 18, 2020
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All national papers reported today on the Health Ministry’s announcement yesterday that 99 additional passengers and crewmembers aboard the Diamond Princess have been found to be infected with the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases on the cruise ship to 454. Meanwhile, NHK reported on Monday morning that according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, a ministry official who had been working on the Diamond Princess was found to be infected with the new coronavirus. The official reportedly did not have any physical contact with the passengers or crewmembers.

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