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Coronavirus

41 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Yokohama cruise ship

Japan denies entry to foreigners on another cruise ship from Hong Kong

The Diamond Princess off the coast of Yokohama. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said foreigners on a second cruise ship would not be allowed to enter Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's health ministry on Friday confirmed 41 new cases of coronavirus infections on the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Yokohama. So far 273 individuals have been tested, with a total of 61 positive results.

The 41 newly confirmed cases, which include elderly and foreign nationals, will be transported to medical institutions in Kanagawa, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Shizuoka.

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