February 13, 2020 / 3:22 AM / 15 days ago

Another 44 cases of new coronavirus confirmed on cruise ship: Japan health minister

A passenger waves a towel to the media as another waves a Japanese flag on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) - Forty-four fresh cases of the new coronavirus have been detected on the Princes Diamond cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan, Katsunobu Kato, Japan’s health minister, told reporters at a news conference on Thursday.

Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by David Dolan

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