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Diamond Princess cruise ship leaves Japan after 3 months

Christian Fernsby |
The Diamond Princess cruise ship is traveling to Malaysia after being docked in Yokohama, Japan for three months, Japanese broadcaster NHK reports.

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The Diamond Princess carried one of the first coronavirus outbreaks on a cruise ship, affecting 700 passengers from various countries, including the U.S., Japan, Australia and Canada in February. Several people died as a result.

Repatriated American citizens who were on the cruise were among the first confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S.

The ship has been disinfected and mattresses, linens and room ornaments have been replenished, the New York Times reports.

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