Wuhan coronavirus: Japan quarantines 3,500 on cruise shipChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 4, 2020
Japan has quarantined a cruise ship carrying 3,500 people and was testing passengers for the new coronavirus today after a passenger who departed in Hong Kong tested positive for the virus.
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The move comes after an 80-year-old passenger who disembarked on January 25 in Hong Kong tested positive for the deadly virus.
Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said yesterday that Japanese authorities would quarantine the vessel, which arrived at Yokohama Bay a day earlier than originally planned. ■