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Japan cruise ship virus cases jump to 218 as elderly offered escape

Feb 13, 2020 16:46 IST

Japan said on Thursday that it will allow some elderly passengers off a quarantined cruise ship and into government-designated lodging, as the number of new coronavirus cases on the vessel jumped to 218. The Ministry of Health has already tested guests 80 years or older who are staying in a cabin without a balcony, and those 80 years or older with chronic medical conditions will be allowed to leave. Meanwhile, thousands of passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess - the single largest cluster of infected people outside China-- face several days more of quarantine. In multiple videos emerging now on social media, crew members want those testing negative for the virus to be allowed to leave the ship.

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