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Second Ukrainian Citizen Contracts Coronavirus - Reuters
10 February, 2020
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Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) members wearing masks prepare the entrance of the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, 10 February 2020. EPA-EFE/JIJI PRESS

Another Ukrainian citizen has contracted coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruiseliner docked near the Japanese coast.

This was reported by Reuters who cite Japanese health officials. The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Hromadske they're checking this information.

If confirmed, this will be the second Ukrainian case in 24 hours.

On February 9, the Associated Press reported, quoting the Japanese authorities, that the ship's crewmember, a Ukrainian national, contracted the virus.

Among the 66 cases announced on February 10, 45 are Japanese, 11 are Americans, four Australians, three Filipinos, one Canadiana, and the aforementioned one Ukrainian.

3,700 passengers and crew members are confined aboard the Diamond Princess docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Out of 3,700, 25 are Ukrainian citizens.

The passengers that are confirmed to have been infected with coronavirus are sent to hospitals in Japan. The ship is currently on a two-week quarantine near the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.

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