An ambulance carrying contaminated passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama on Monday.


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TOKYO—Sixty-6 new circumstances of the novel coronavirus have been identified aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan, bringing the complete to 136 so significantly, passengers were instructed in an onboard announcement Monday.

Ambulances lined up outdoors the ship Monday afternoon to choose all those who tested good to hospitals.

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This approximately doubles the 70 circumstances the Japanese health ministry mentioned Sunday it experienced identified amid 336 people today tested. Authorities have been tests only all those who have a fever or other explanation to suspect an infection.

Officers have mentioned the outbreak may possibly have started with a Hong Kong gentleman who disembarked partway as a result of the cruise. Those continue to aboard have to continue to be till at minimum Feb. 19 as Japan attempts to avoid the outbreak from spreading to its shores.

The ship experienced been carrying 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew prior to the outbreak, according to the cruise operator.

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