February 18, 2020 / 1:55 PM / 2 months ago

One Russian on cruise ship confirmed to have coronavirus: embassy

FILE PHOTO: Passengers are seen on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, south of Tokyo, Japan February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s embassy in Japan said on Tuesday that a Russian woman earlier said to have been diagnosed with coronavirus on a cruise ship docked in Japan does not have the virus, but that her husband, who is also on board, had tested positive.

Russia’s embassy had said on Monday that the wife had contracted coronavirus. Both of them have been hospitalised, the embassy said in a post on Facebook.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alex Richardson

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