Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has confirmed six new cases of coronavirus infection, including a Ukrainian, writes AP.
To the topic: On the liner in Japan, 70 patients with coronavirus have already been found;
Among the passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, which is in quarantine, 70 cases of infection with the Chinese coronavirus have already been confirmed.
The disease was discovered in one Ukrainian and four Filipinos. All of them are members of the crew. Another patient is a resident of Hong Kong with US citizenship. All five were evacuated from the ship and hospitalized.
According to Nhk, an infected Ukrainian is a 20-year-old crew member.
What is known about a coronavirus outbreak on a liner
On board the Diamond Princess liner there are 3,700 people from 56 countries, of which 2,700 are passengers, the rest are crew members, including 25 Ukrainians.
Passengers diagnosed with the virus are sent to hospitals in Japan. Those who have not identified a coronavirus, or those who are waiting for the test results, remain on the ship for at least 14 days.
They say that passengers were infected with the virus by an 80-year-old man who was on the liner from January 20 to 25, and then went ashore in Hong Kong.
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As of February 9, 813 people died from viral pneumonia caused by coronavirus. The total number of infected is about 35 thousand worldwide. About 9% of those infected die from the disease. The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency. In Ukraine, not a single case of suspected coronavirus has been confirmed. Group tours were temporarily stopped in China. The Ukrainian Embassy in China advises to refrain from traveling to countries where the epidemic is raging.
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