Philippine citizens infected with coronavirus on cruise ship rises to 80, others fly home

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    Source : The Straits Times

    MANILA (REUTERS) – The Philippines said on Tuesday (Feb 25) that the number of its citizens who had tested positive for the coronavirus on a cruise ship docked in a Japanese port had risen to 80, as 400 others arrived back home.

    The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that 80 Filipinos who had been on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess had been admitted to hospitals in Japan after testing positive for the virus.

    That was up from 59 reported on Monday.

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