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Japan quarantines ship due to passenger with coronavirus

At least seven people on the ship said they feel ill

Several dozen quarantine officers are checking all the 2,500 passengers and 1,000 crew members on the ship after an elderly male passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong was found to have been infected with a new coronavirus.   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan quarantined a cruise ship that arrived at a port in Yokohama on Monday evening after an elderly male passenger on the vessel was found infected with a new coronavirus when he disembarked in Hong Kong late last month, the health ministry said.

Several dozen quarantine officers are checking the health of all the 2,500 passengers and 1,000 crew members, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said.

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