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First batch of Diamond Princess Passengers arrive in Hong Kong to face further quarantine

HONG KONG (Reuters) – More than 100 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for over two weeks landed on Thursday morning in the Asian financial hub, where they will face a further 14 days of quarantine. Masked passengers look out from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at […]

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Second Hong Kong coronavirus death as it awaits stranded cruise passengers

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as authorities drew up plans to fly home hundreds of city residents stranded on a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan. The 70-year-old man who died had underlying illnesses and was one of 62 confirmed cases in the Chinese-ruled city, […]

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Virus-hit cruise liner passengers start disembarking in Japan after controversial quarantine

TOKYO (Reuters) – Passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo began disembarking on Wednesday, television footage showed, after a controversial two-week quarantine that saw more than 500 people infected with the new coronavirus originating in China. A police officer escorts a passenger away from the media as she walks out from the cruise […]

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Coronavirus cases rise again in China as recession looms for Japan, Singapore

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China’s Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1,700 people. People wearing face masks walk inside a subway station, […]

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Australia to evacuate more than 200 citizens from cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. Morrison said the passengers will depart on Wednesday and will be taken to Australia’s tropical north, where they will be required […]

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Another 70 people test positive for coronavirus on ship in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Another 70 people on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases from the vessel to 355, Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A passenger wearing a mask stands on the deck of the cruise ship Diamond […]

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New Chinese coronavirus cases show slight fall; Chinese tourist dies in France

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The number of new cases of a coronavirus in China fell slightly on Sunday, more than three weeks after the outbreak’s epicenter was locked down, and a Chinese tourist died from the virus in France, the first fatality in Europe. A man wearing a face mask crosses a road, as the country […]

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China sees 2,641 new coronavirus cases, 143 deaths, as it struggles to slow spread

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, health officials said on Saturday, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days. Residents wearing face masks and pyjamas are seen on a street in Shanghai, China, as […]

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Japan to let elderly leave cruise liner hit by coronavirus as 44 new cases confirmed

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will allow some elderly passengers on a quarantined cruise liner who test negative for the new coronavirus to disembark ahead of schedule, the health minister said on Thursday, as another 44 new cases were confirmed aboard the Diamond Princess. FILE PHOTO: FILE PICTURE: The cruise ship Diamond Princess is pictured beside […]

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