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Sunday, March 08, 2020, 00:29
HK passenger of Diamond Princess cruise ship dies
By Kathy Zhang
Sunday, March 08, 2020, 00:29 By Kathy Zhang

The Diamond Princess cruise ship (back) is seen docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, Japan, on Feb 20, 2020. (KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP)

HONG KONG – The Security Bureau on late Saturday confirmed that a Hong Kong passenger of the Diamond Princess cruise ship died Friday night in Japan after contracting the novel coronavirus.

The Immigration Department said it is providing assistance to the deceased’s family.

Another Hong Kong passenger of the ship who passed away earlier was a British passport holder.

READ MORE: 70 HK passengers of Diamond Princess infected with virus

Twenty-nine Hong Kong passengers of the Diamond Princess who have contracted the disease are still receiving treatment in Japan, while 15 passengers who are close contacts with them are under mandatory quarantine.

kathyzhang@chinadailyhk.com


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