Two Japan virus-ship passengers dieThe cruise liner Diamond Princess, in quarantine in Yokohama Port, near Tokyo. (Photo: Reuters)TOKYO: Two elderly passengers from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo have died, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, as a second group of passengers began disembarking after two-weeks quarantined onboard. NHK, citing a government source, said the passengers were both Japanese, a man and woman in their 80s. A passenger waves after leaving the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port, south of Tokyo, on Thursday. Disembarked Japanese passengers, however, face no such restrictions, a decision that has sparked concern.
Source: Bangkok Post February 20, 2020 03:22 UTC