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Coronavirus on Japanese cruise ship spreads to 39 more people

New cases bring total to 174; one quarantine officer also infected

Workers in protective suits head to the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama near Tokyo on Feb. 10.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Another 39 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan's health ministry said on Wednesday.

This brings the number of infections found on the ship to 174. A quarantine officer who worked on the ship was also infected, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said.

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