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Passengers finally leave Japan quarantine ship

Feb 19, 2020 13:27 IST

Passengers finally began leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after the end of a much-criticised, two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of a new virus among passengers and crew. The evacuation of about 2,500 people who'd been kept aboard the ship in Yokohama was expected to take several days under close observation, after one passenger who disembarked earlier in Hong Kong was found to have the virus. Officials still were continuing tests for the coronavirus that infected more than 540 on the ship.