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More than 1,000 people infected with coronavirus in Japan

  • March 5, 2020
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All national dailies reported that as of last night, a total of 1,035 people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Japan, including 712 passengers and crew members of the Diamond Princess. An additional 36 cases were confirmed on Wednesday. 


Meanwhile, Asahi reported on a Health Ministry announcement yesterday that a total of 74 foreign passengers of the Diamond Princess, including 45 Americans, 10 Australians, and eight Hong Kong residents, have tested positive for COVID-19 after they returned home on government-chartered planes.

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