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10 people on cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirus

Diamond Princess locked down at Yokohama port with all on board quarantined

The cruise ship Diamond Princess sits off the shore of Yokohama on Tuesday as quarantine officers screen the 3,700 passengers and crew.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Ten people on board a Princess Cruises ship docked off the coast of Yokohama, near Tokyo, have been found to be infected by the new coronavirus, Japan's health ministry revealed Wednesday.

The ship is quarantined and medical officials have been checking the conditions of all passengers and crew members on board -- over 3,700 people -- since Monday, after a man who got off at an earlier stop in Hong Kong later tested positive for the virus.

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