Two coronavirus Japan cruise ship passengers die due to infection: Media

Buses believed to carry the passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens were tested positive for coronavirus, leave at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 18, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

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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