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US News Two passengers who were on coronavirus-hit cruise die from COVID-19

10:55  20 february  2020
10:55  20 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Two passengers who were on a coronavirus - hit cruise ship have died from COVID - 19 . The victims - a Japanese man and woman in their 80s - are the first people from the Diamond Princess to lose their lives from the illness. Both had underlying health problems and had been in hospital after being taken

Two elderly passengers who were on board the coronavirus - hit cruise ship Diamond Princess near Tokyo have died, Japanese media reported Thursday. Some 443 passengers disembarked from the ship on Wednesday, after testing negative for COVID - 19 and not showing symptoms during the

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Two passengers who were on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship have died from COVID-19.

The victims - a Japanese man and woman in their 80s - are the first people from the Diamond Princess to lose their lives from the illness.

Workers in protective gear are seen near the Diamond Princess in Yokohama © Reuters Workers in protective gear are seen near the Diamond Princess in Yokohama Both had underlying health problems and had been in hospital after being taken off the ship.

More than 620 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on the cruise liner.

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Two Japanese passengers who contracted the new coronavirus on board a cruise ship quarantined in Japan have died, officials say. The man - from Kanagawa prefecture south of Tokyo - had had bronchial asthma and died from Covid - 19 . The woman - from the capital - died from pneumonia

Passengers aboard a virus- hit cruise liner in California have begun disembarking after being kept off the coast of San Francisco for five days. Nineteen crew members and two passengers on the Grand Princess have tested positive for Covid - 19 . The vessel carrying 3,500 people from 54 countries, has

a yellow bus driving down a busy city street: The process of evacuating passengers from the Diamond Princess is expected to take several days © Getty The process of evacuating passengers from the Diamond Princess is expected to take several days The Diamond Princess has been controversially quarantined in Yokohama, off the coast of Japan, since 3 February.

On Wednesday, passengers started to disembark the ship after the two-week isolation came to an end - and another 500 are expected to leave today.

Some passengers were seen getting into taxis after being allowed to disembark the ship on Wednesday © Getty Some passengers were seen getting into taxis after being allowed to disembark the ship on Wednesday

Crew members and those who had shared a room with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 are still required to remain in quarantine.

a large ship in the water: More than 620 people have fallen ill while in quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess © Imagebridge More than 620 people have fallen ill while in quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess Japanese officials have not confirmed how many people remain on board, or when everyone will be allowed to leave the cruise liner.

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The man, who was on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, is the first UK national to die from the He is the sixth passenger to die from Covid - 19 , the disease caused by the virus, Japan's health Hundreds of people on board the coronavirus - hit Diamond Princess cruise ship became infected

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said an evacuation flight for British passengers will leave Tokyo on Friday.

It is understood that only those without symptoms will be able to fly back to the UK.

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There are 78 British nationals on the ship, four of whom have been confirmed to have COVID-19.

Once passengers have returned to the UK, they will be kept in isolation at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral.

It is the same facility where 94 people who were flown back to the UK from Wuhan - the Chinese city at the epicentre of the outbreak - were quarantined.

a man standing in front of a mirror: Some passengers and crew are still not being allowed to leave. File pic © Getty Some passengers and crew are still not being allowed to leave. File pic

British passengers on board the Diamond Princess have repeatedly begged authorities to bring them home, saying they feel "desperate".

Some passengers from the US, Hong Kong and Australia have already returned home.

In mainland China, the number of new cases of COVID-19 has dropped.

China's central Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 349 new confirmed cases on Thursday, down from 1,693 the previous day.

The death toll has now reached over 2,128 globally, with all but eight deaths in mainland China.

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