Japan's health ministry says 39 more people on a quarantined cruise ship have tested positive for the new coronavirus. That brings the total number of cases on the vessel to 174.
A quarantine officer from the health ministry has also been infected. The man, who is in his 50s, had been checking body temperatures and collecting questionnaires on the ship early last week.
Japan's health ministry says six more people on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total number to 70.
Ministry officials told reporters on Sunday that their latest tests on the Diamond Princess covered 57 people, and found that one passenger and five crewmembers have contracted the virus.
Japan's health ministry officials have confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus infection without any symptoms in the country. They say the cases without signs of infection are the first to be made public outside of China.
The ministry confirmed that three evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan have the new type of coronavirus.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the country will continue taking steps to prevent the spread of pneumonia that is caused by a new strain of coronavirus.
Suga spoke to reporters on Wednesday. He said Japan has to be more vigilant against a possible outbreak in the country, as the disease is spreading in China.
Owners of internet-connected devices in Japan that have been infected with malware may receive an alert from the government alert starting this week. The notification system is part of the government's efforts to boost cyber security in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year.
The research arm of the communications ministry launched a test in February to check the vulnerability of the Internet of Things in homes and offices. Experts targeted more than 200 million devices to see if they could detect malicious software.
Health officials in Japan say nearly 2,000 people have contracted rubella, or German measles, this year.
The infections are spreading from the Tokyo metropolitan area to other parts of the country.
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo announced on Tuesday that 154 new cases were reported in the week up to November 4th, bringing the total to 1,884.
Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been infected with rubella, or German measles, in Japan this year. This is the first time since 2014 that the number of patients with the viral infection has topped 1,000.
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo announced on Tuesday that there were 151 new cases in the week to Sunday, bringing the total to 1,103.
A university hospital in southwestern Japan says 15 inpatients were infected with drug-resistant bacteria over the past 2 years.
At a news conference on Friday, officials at Kagoshima University Hospital said the multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter and a similar strain of bacterium were detected in the patients between September 2016 and April 2018.