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A citizen of Ukraine on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship placed in quarantine off Yokohama port near Tokyo, Japan, over the China novel coronavirus has got infected.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan on Sunday, February 9, confirmed six new cases of the coronavirus, the Ukrainian news outlet Obozrevatel said.

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Other newly infected include four citizens of the Philippines and one resident of Hong Kong with U.S. citizenship. All of them are members of the crew. The patients have been evacuated from the ship to hospital.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the quarantine regime was introduced from 07:00 on February 5 for a period of 14 days.

In total, there are 3,700 people from 56 countries on board the ship, of which 2,700 are passengers and the remaining are crew members, including 25 Ukrainians. As of February 9, there were 70 confirmed cases.

No cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed inside Ukraine, according to the country's Health Ministry.