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UK News Coronavirus: First British death confirmed as passenger on Diamond Princess cruise ship dies in Japan

16:40  28 february  2020
16:40  28 february  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Two Japanese passengers who contracted the new coronavirus on board a cruise ship quarantined in Japan On Thursday, South Korea confirmed its first coronavirus death . Japan 's neighbour also There are more than 1 ,000 cases outside of China, including on Diamond Princess and in

Passengers disembarking from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port © Kyodo via Reuters. An elderly couple aboard the ' Diamond Princess ' cruise ship in Japan , where over 620 cases of coronavirus were confirmed , has succumbed to the illness.

a large ship in the background © Provided by The i

The first British person has died from the coronavirus, according to the Japanese Ministry of Health. The man, a Diamond Princess cruise passenger, contracted the illness on-board.

The Japanese Ministry of Health said the man was the sixth person to have died on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined off the coast of Japan. In the UK, 19 people have been diagnosed with the illness.

A total of 634 infections on-board

The Foreign Office said it is investigating Japanese news reports that a British man who was aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship has died from coronavirus, prompting the confirmation of death from the Japanese Ministry of Health.

Thirteen people in UK have COVID-19: 4 new cases after cruise ship evacuees test positive

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Carnival's Princess Cruises Japan said on Tuesday that cruises scheduled to depart from Yokohama and the western Japanese port of Kobe this week would be cancelled because of delays related to the coronavirus checks. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to 33 in Japan .

Cruise ship Diamond Princess is seen anchored off the Yokohama Port in Japan after at least 11 passengers tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus , February 5 Japan has confirmed around 10 more cases of coronavirus among passengers on a cruise ship with 3,700 people aboard

Health Minister Jo Churchill had previously said she was aware of a British man who had been on the ship who was "very poorly".

She told BBC Radio 4's World At One programme: "The Foreign Office are supporting the family of a British man who has been very poorly and was a passenger on board the Diamond Princess. I haven't had confirmation, because obviously I'm on the telephone to you, but I was aware there was a gentleman who was very, very poorly, and I'm sure like me your thoughts and sympathies go out to his family at this time."

Following the news of the death of a British passenger from the novel coronavirus, a Princess Cruises spokesperson said:

"All of us at Princess Cruises, including the crew of Diamond Princess, offer our sincere condolences to family members and friends for their loss. Our dedicated Care team are on hand to provide support."

British cruise ship passenger dies from coronavirus

  British cruise ship passenger dies from coronavirus A British man has died after being infected with coronavirus while in quarantine in Japan on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Japan's health ministry said.He is the first Briton to die from the virus.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship is part of the Princess Cruises line , owned by British -American cruise operator Carnival Corporation. There are now 20 confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan , excluding the cruise ship infections. What about the Hong Kong ship ?

More cruise ship cases: 70 more coronavirus cases were confirmed on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise liner in Yokohama, Japan , bringing total First death in Europe: A Chinese tourist who tested positive for the virus died in France, health officials confirmed on Saturday.

Since being kept on board the cruise liner in the port of Yokohama, a total of 634 passengers and crew have been infected, accounting for more than half of all the confirmed coronavirus cases outside of China.

While some passengers were quarantined in Japanese hospitals, thirty-five Britons who spent than two weeks trapped in a coronavirus quarantine on a cruise ship in Japan boarded a repatriation flight to the UK over the weekend.

The passengers are due to landed at Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence base, near Salisbury on Saturday.

Of the 74 British passengers and crew who were on the Diamond Princess, only those without symptoms will be able to board the jet, and all of them will be taken to Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral for 14 more days of quarantine.

More to follow.

Additional reporting from Press Association

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