Japan quarantines cruise ship with 3,700 people on board amid coronavirus fears

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Japanese officials have quarantined the Diamond Princess in Yokohama since Monday after a Hong Kong man who sailed on the cruise tested positive for coronavirus.Photo via @AFP

“Japan’s government said on Monday it would quarantine a Yokohama-bound cruise ship, after a Hong Kong man who sailed on it last month tested positive for #coronavirus.”

A Hong Kong man in his 80s infected with #coronavirus was on cruise ship Diamond Princess that left Yokohama on Jan 20, reached Hong Kong on the 25th. That cruise ship is back in Yokohama tonight. Over 3000 passengers could be quarantined

Japan was also preparing to expand the scope of its screening for the virus, and test criteria after initial tests failed to detect the virus in some people who were later found to be infected, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told reporters.’

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