2 Passengers From Cruise Ship Die

2 Passengers from cruise ship die

Two people have died who were aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port, near Tokyo. They had been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus.

One was an 87-year-old man who had bronchial asthma. The other was an 84-year-old woman. She didn't have any pre-existing conditions. Both are Japanese.

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Two Diamond Princess Passengers Die

Two Diamond Princess passengers die

Two passengers from the Diamond Princess have died after being infected with the new coronavirus. They are the first fatalities among the passengers and crew of the quarantined ship docked at Yokohama Port, near Tokyo.

Japanese government officials say an 87-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman, both Japanese, died on Thursday. Health ministry officials are looking into the infection routes.

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Passengers Continue To Leave Diamond Princess

Passengers continue to leave Diamond Princess

Passengers continue to disembark from the quarantined cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port.

As of Wednesday, a total of 621 passengers and crew members on the Diamond Princess had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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Doctor On Diamond Princess Describes His Work

Doctor on Diamond Princess describes his work

A Japanese doctor dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo has described his work on board.

Doctor Mineo Matsubara has been on the Diamond Princess since February 13 as a member of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, or DMAT.

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Two Coronavirus - Infected Passengers Die

Two coronavirus-infected passengers die

Two passengers on the cruise ship Diamond Princess who were infected with the new coronavirus have died. They are the first fatalities among passengers from the ship.

A total of 621 passengers and crew members among roughly 3,700 on board have tested positive for the virus as of Wednesday.

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China Central Bank Cuts Rate Amid Virus Outbreak

China central bank cuts rate amid virus outbreak

China's central bank has lowered the benchmark rate by 0.1 percentage point to try and help businesses weather the coronavirus outbreak.

The People's Bank of China announced that this month's Loan Prime Rate is 4.05 percent, marking the first rate cut in three months.

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First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Kyushu

First case of Coronavirus confirmed in Kyushu

A man in his 60s, who lives in Fukuoka City, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. He's the first person confirmed with the virus in the Kyushu region.

It marks the 85th case of infection in Japan aside from those on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

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Two Cruise Ship Passengers Die Of New Coronavirus

Two cruise ship passengers die of new coronavirus

Japanese government officials say two passengers from the Diamond Princess have died after being infected with the new coronavirus. These are the first confirmed deaths among the people on the cruise ship.

The two passengers are a man and a woman, both in their 80s.

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Foreign Media Questions Japan Over Disembarkation

Foreign media questions Japan over disembarkation

Foreign media are expressing doubts and concerns over the Japanese government's treatment of people who are disembarking the coronavirus- hit cruise ship. Japan is allowing those people to use public transportation and to return to their homes.

People started leaving the ship on Wednesday and will continue to disembark on Thursday and Friday.

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Japan Drafts Guidelines For Coronavirus Closures

Japan drafts guidelines for coronavirus closures

The Japanese government has compiled guidelines for closing schools and nursing homes if the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

The education and health ministries on Tuesday notified prefectural governments of the guidelines aimed at preventing the further spread of the virus. The guidelines cover schools, nursing homes, facilities for the disabled and other institutions across the country.

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Govt. To Review Handling Of Cruise Ship Outbreak

Govt. to review handling of cruise ship outbreak

Japan's government plans to reexamine its handling of the mass infection of the new coronavirus aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess.

About 3,700 passengers and crew members had stayed on the ship, which remains quarantined at a dock in Yokohama.

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More Passengers To Leave Cruise Ship Thursday

More passengers to leave cruise ship Thursday

The second group of the passengers from a virus-stricken cruise ship will leave the vessel on Thursday.

The new coronavirus infection has been confirmed in 621 passengers and crewmembers on the Diamond Princess, moored at Yokohama Port, near Tokyo.

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Jaxa To Explore Mars' Moon 'phobos'

JAXA to explore Mars' moon 'Phobos'

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, has announced plans to send a probe to one of Mars' moons and bring back samples from its surface.

A science ministry panel of experts approved the plan on Wednesday.

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705 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Japan

705 coronavirus cases confirmed in Japan

Japanese authorities confirmed 705 cases of the new coronavirus as of 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

The figure is based on reports from the health ministry and municipalities across the country.

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