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Man from Coronavirus-stricken Cruise Ship in Japan becomes First Briton to Die from Illness

File photo of the Diamond Princess. (Reuters)

File photo of the Diamond Princess. (Reuters)

The man is the first foreigner to have died from the illness after spending time aboard the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, the Diamond Princess.

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  • Last Updated: February 28, 2020, 8:51 PM IST
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Tokyo: A British man who was onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo has died, Japan's health ministry said on Friday.

The ministry confirmed the man's nationality and death on Friday without giving any identifying details.

The man was the first foreigner to have died from the illness after spending time aboard the Diamond Princess. Another five Japanese nationals on the vessel have died and more than 700 others tested positive for the disease.

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