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60 more virus cases found on cruise ship

JAPAN. The quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored in the Yokohama Port Sunday, February 9, 2020. (AP)

BEIJING -- Japan’s health ministry said about 60 more people on a quarantined cruise ship have tested positive for a new virus.

Health ministry officials said Monday, February 10, they are double checking the results and could not immediately release the exact figure. They said further details are under way.

Health officials previously said 70 people had the virus among the 3,711 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess, quarantined in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo.

More than 3,600 people are still in a 14-day quarantine on board the ship. (AP)


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