FILE - The Diamond Princess in Yokohama, Japan - Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters FILE - The Diamond Princess in Yokohama, Japan - Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Man quarantined on Japan cruise ship 1st Briton to die from coronavirus

By: MENA
Fri, Feb. 28, 2020
TOKYO - 28 February 2020: A British man has died after being infected with coronavirus while in quarantine in Japan on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Sky News quoted the Japanese health ministry as saying.

He is the first Briton to die from the virus.

The man was one of at least four Britons who had to remain in Japan after dozens more, who had tested negative for COVID-19, were evacuated to the UK last week following a fortnight on the coronavirus-stricken ship in Yokohama.

Two of the group of four were David and Sally Abel, from Northamptonshire, who are still being treated for the virus in a Japanese hospital.

Neither of them is the person who has died.

A total of 705 passengers and crew onboard the Diamond Princess were confirmed as having COVID-19.

Six people from the ship have now died, with the British man the first foreign passenger to die, Kyodo News said.
 
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