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Another 65 Test Positive for Coronavirus on Cruise Ship in Japan

By Kyodo News 11 February 2020

TOKYO—An additional 65 people on a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama have tested positive for a new coronavirus, the Japanese Health Ministry said Monday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in Japan—including 135 on the vessel—to 161.

US company Princess Cruise Lines Ltd., the operator of the Diamond Princess, had earlier said 66 new cases of the virus originating in the central Chinese city of Wuhan were confirmed, but the ministry said there could be some overlap in the operator’s figures.

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