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Cruise ship quarantined by Japanese health officials

Passenger tests positive for coronavirus

YOKAHAMA, Japan (KYMA, KECY) - Japan's government says it will quarantine a cruise ship after a passenger tests positive for coronavirus.

Health officials say the 80-year-old man boarded the Diamond Princess on January 20 and disembarked on the 25.

They say he developed a cough before boarding, but didn't develop a fever until January 30, a full five-days after he left the ship. Health officials believe he was infected in Hong Kong.

On Monday, health officials announced they would quarantine the vessel. It should take about 24-hours for them to review the health status of all guests and crew members.

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