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First Filipino coronavirus patient recorded in Japan while working on a cruise ship

Nine passengers and a crew member on a cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama have tested positive for a new coronavirus originating in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

3 of the 10 infected people in their 50s to 80s are Japanese, 3 are Chinese, two are Australians, one is an American and another is a Filipino according to Carnival Japan Inc.

Princess Cruises has said a guest who later tested positive for coronavirus sailed from Yokohama on Jan. 20 and disembarked at Hong Kong on Jan. 25.

2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew members has been kept in quarantine at anchor off a pier in the Kanagawa Prefecture.

The government is asking all passengers and crew to stay inside their rooms as much as possible on the ship for 14 days from Wednesday as screening continues.


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