Three more people tested positive for Novel Coronavirus in Japan

Three more people on a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, bringing the number aboard to 64 with passengers facing a two-week quarantine.

The latest confirmation came from the government a day after an additional 41 passengers were found to have contracted the virus.

Japanese authorities have so far tested about 280 people on board the Diamond Princess, which was quarantined after a former passenger, who disembarked in Hong Kong last month, was diagnosed with the virus. Test results from six more people were released today, with three of them confirmed infected, the health ministry said without giving further details such as their nationalities.

There were more than 3,700 passengers and crew on the ship when it arrived off Japan’s coast on Monday evening. It docked in Yokohama on Thursday to resupply for a quarantine that could last until the 19th of February.

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