The Department of Foreign Affairs says it's providing Consular Assistance to two Irish passengers - who are confined to their cabins on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan - over coronavirus fears.
They are among thousands of passengers who will be quarantined for two weeks on the ship after 10 people tested positive for the infection.
Food is being brought to their room and they are being provided with free internet.
The number of deaths from coronavirus in China has hit more than 560.
73 people died yesterday, a record rise in mortality for the third day in a row.
There are also concerns pregnant women can pass on the disease after a newborn baby in China was diagnosed just 30 hours after being born.