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Thousands of passengers quarantined inside cruise ship in Japan after a number of people test positive for coronavirus




Almost 4,000 passengers and crew have been quarantined inside a cruise ship off the coast of Japan, after the coronavirus was detected on board.

The Diamond Princess ship is currently anchored just off the port of Yokohama, and passengers have been told that they are likely to be forced to remain inside their cabins for the next two weeks.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths has risen to almost 500 worldwide, with over 20,400 infections confirmed.

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