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We don’t know how covid-19 spread on the Diamond Princess cruise ship

Health 20 February 2020 By Debora MacKenzie The Diamond Princess cruise ship has been quarantinedCharly Triballeau/AFP via Getty ImagesTwo people in their 80s who were quarantined on the British-owned cruise ship Diamond Princess have died of covid-19 in hospital in Japan. Meanwhile nearly 3000 people are disembarking from the ship, after being quarantined aboard in…



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20 February 2020

By Debora MacKenzie

Diamond Princess

The Diamond Princess cruise ship has been quarantined

Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

Two people in their 80s who were quarantined on the British-owned cruise ship Diamond Princess have died of covid-19 in hospital in Japan. Meanwhile nearly 3000 people are disembarking from the ship, after being quarantined aboard in Yokohama since February 3 after a passenger tested positive for the disease.

All are free to go after testing negative for the virus, although Japan has asked its nationals to stay home and monitor their health for two weeks. British, US and other passengers flown home by their governments …

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