2 Diamond Princess Passengers Die of Coronavirus

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Posted: February 20, 2020

Two passengers from the fated Diamond Princess cruise voyage that was riddled with coronavirus have died.

ABCNews.go.com reports that the victims were an elderly man and woman who were both residents of Japan. They had been brought ashore for treatment of the virus last week, and both died Thursday, reports Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

The Diamond Princess was docked off the coast of Yokohama, Japan from February 3 to 19, with all passengers and crew members under quarantine. Over that time at least 621 people contracted the virus. 

ABC News reports that Princess Cruises has canceled all sailings for the Diamond Princess through April 20 in order to undergo a "prolonged quarantine period."