61 coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship off Japan, Israelis on board

Another 41 people on a cruise liner off Japan tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed from the ship to 61, Japan’s health minister said on Friday, with thousands of passengers confined to cabins as testing continues. Among the passengers on the ship are between 15-17 Israelis who are currently under quarantine, according to the Foreign Ministry. However, it is unclear if any of them were infected.

The cruise ship, Diamond Princess, and the roughly 3,700 people aboard have been under two-week quarantine since arriving back at the port of Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, on Monday after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong was diagnosed with the virus.

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