Japan announced 12 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, including two government officials who worked onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Both of the officials helped with administrative work onboard.
The remaining 10 new cases originated on land, according to the Japanese health ministry.
Among the cases on land is one taxi driver in Okinawa who drove a tourist from the Diamond Princess and has now tested positive. The vessel stopped at a port in Okinawa on February 1, just days before the coronavirus cases were confirmed onboard.
The total tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan now stands at 78 on land and 626 on the Diamond Princess.
Source: CNN News