February 17, 2020 / 9:09 AM / a month ago

Additional 99 virus infections confirmed on cruise ship in Japan: reports

TOKYO (Reuters) - An additional 99 people on a quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama have been confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, Japanese media reported on Monday.

The widening impact of the outbreak, which began in China in December and has killed over 1,700 people, is threatening large public events and damaging output and tourism in Japan.

Reporting by Tokyo Newsroom; Editing by Toby Chopra

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