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At the quarantine liner Diamond Rgesen Japan coronavirus infection has infected 70 people. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of health of Japan Kato Katsunobu in local television, RIA Novosti reported.
According to the Minister, the total number of people infected with coronavirus passengers and crew members reached 355. It is noted that the Russians among them.
The authorities have decided to withdraw from the Board of the elderly passengers, the rest will remain on the ship until the expiration of the quarantine period. About ten healthy passengers older than 80 years have already been evacuated. The U.S. Embassy in Japan is going to evacuate its citizens from the vessel on a Charter flight Sunday, February 16.
On 13 February, the number of infected with the coronavirus on Diamond Princess increased to 44 and reached 218.
5 Feb cruise ship Diamond Princess anchored off the coast of Japan after the Board showed people with symptoms of the coronavirus. A vector of infection was 80-year-old resident of Hong Kong, descended on the beach on January 25. Now on the liner are about 3.7 thousand passengers from more than 50 countries. They will all remain in their quarters on 14-day quarantine. Russians among cases no.
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