February 28, 2020 / 6:04 AM / a month ago

Kyrgyz national in Japan tests positive for coronavirus

BISHKEK (Reuters) - A Kyrgyz citizen staying in Japan has tested positive for coronavirus and will be hospitalized there until full recovery, Kyrgyz deputy foreign minister Nurlan Abdrakhmanov said on Friday.

The man was one of the crew of the Diamond Princess cruise ship berthed in Japan’s port of Yokohama. Kyrgyzstan has reported no coronavirus cases on its own territory.

Reporting by Olga Dzyubenko; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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