Another 70 people test positive for coronavirus on ship in Japan

Cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama

TOKYO (Reuters) - Another 70 people aboard a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total to 355 cases, Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Sunday .

The Diamond Princess, owned by Carnival Corp, has been quarantined since arriving in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Feb. 3, after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong before it travelled to Japan was diagnosed with the virus.

Some 3,700 passengers and crew were aboard the ship, where the most coronavirus infections outside China have occurred. Those testing positive are transferred to Japanese hospitals.


(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Robert Birsel)