Third Passenger Dies After Contracting Coronavirus On Quarantined Japan Cruise

Greater than 600 individuals on board Diamond Princess cruise ship examined constructive for coronavirus (File)

Tokyo:

A 3rd passenger has died after contracting the coronavirus on a cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan, the nation’s well being ministry mentioned on Sunday.

In a press release, the ministry recognized the sufferer as a Japanese man in his 80s who was additionally affected by different illnesses.

He was faraway from the Diamond Princess and brought to an area hospital after testing constructive for COVID-19, the assertion mentioned, with out giving particulars on when he examined constructive or the place he was being handled.

The person’s explanation for demise was given as pneumonia, the assertion added.

The demise comes after two different aged passengers, additionally each Japanese and of their 80s, died on Thursday after contracting the virus.

Regardless of a quarantine imposed on the Diamond Princess, greater than 600 individuals on board examined constructive for the virus, with a number of dozen in critical situation.

In complete, Japan has to date recorded 4 deaths linked to the brand new coronavirus outbreak, which has contaminated greater than 130 individuals excluding these linked to the Diamond Princess.

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