WORLD Two coronavirus patients from Japan cruise ship dead: media

WORLD

Two coronavirus patients from Japan cruise ship dead: media

AFP

11:06, February 20, 2020

Two elderly coronavirus patients from a quarantined cruise ship off Japan have died, media reports said on Thursday, citing a government source.

A man and a woman in their 80s who had been infected have died, public broadcaster NHK and other media said.

No immediate confirmation was available from the health ministry. They would be the first fatal cases among more than 600 confirmed on the ship.

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