Coronavirus: Third Passenger Dies On Quarantined Japan Cruise

Tokyo (HRNW) A third passenger has died after contracting the coronavirus on a cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday.
In a statement, the ministry identified the victim as a Japanese man in his 80s who was also suffering from other ailments.

He was removed from the Diamond Princess and taken to a local hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, the statement said, without giving details on when he tested positive or where he was being treated.

The death comes after two other elderly passengers, also both Japanese and in their 80s, died on Thursday after contracting the virus.

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