Second Russian hospitalized over coronavirus concerns aboard Diamond Princess

Second Russian hospitalized over coronavirus concerns aboard Diamond Princess
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  • calendar-gray 18 February 2020

The Japanese government has confirmed that only one Russian national is infected with coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, the Russian Embassy in Tokyo informed on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The Japanese side has specified the reports of infected Russian nationals on board the Diamond Princess. According to the explanations we have been given, the spouse of the Russian woman who was suspected to have COVID-19 as of February 17 has been diagnosed with the virus," the embassy informed.

The embassy added that the man is currently held at a special medical facility in Aichi Prefecture. His wife, who was reported to be infected earlier, has been hospitalized in Kanagawa Prefecture due to a high risk of having contracted the disease.

On Tuesday, the Japanese Health Ministry informed that 88 passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, quarantined in the Japanese port of Yokohama, had been diagnosed with coronavirus. The total number of people infected on the ship has reached 542.

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