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Irish People On Two Cruise Ships Hit With Coronavirus

There are more Irish people than was previously known on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan due to a...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

9:11 AM - 18 Feb 2020



Irish People On Two Cruise Shi...

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Irish People On Two Cruise Ships Hit With Coronavirus

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

9:11 AM - 18 Feb 2020



There are more Irish people than was previously known on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan due to a coronavirus outbreak on board.

The Diamond Princess has been docked in Yokahama for the past two weeks with more than 400 people testing positive for the virus.

There are also Irish nationals on board a second cruise ship in Cambodia that has been hit with the virus.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it's liaising with the relevant authorities to discuss the repatriation of Irish nationals.

There are now 73,335 suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with around 1,873 deaths



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