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2 evacuees from Japan cruise ship have coronavirus, says Australia

Quarantined pair will be relocated to hospitals near their homes

Australia on Thursday evacuated 170 citizens who had been confined to their cabins on the Diamond Princess since Feb. 3.   © Kyodo

SYDNEY (Reuters) -- Two Australians evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus after returning to their home country, Australia's health department said on Friday.

Australia on Thursday evacuated 170 citizens from the Diamond Princess, owned by Carnival Corp, who had been confined to their cabins since Feb. 3 when the vessel was quarantined at Yokohama, south of the capital, Tokyo.

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