BANGKOK, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) – Authorities said on Tuesday that 88 other people on a cruise ship that had landed in Japan had been detained, authorities said Tuesday. A positive result of COVID-19 was found.



The new case brings the total number of new cases on board to 542 Diamond Princess, the largest number of cases in China.

The patients will be taken to a specialist hospital. Japan's Health Ministry said in a statement. Sixty-five of those who had positive results showed no symptoms.

On Tuesday morning, the government revealed that all passengers and colleagues on the ship had been tested for the coronavirus.

Britain is the latest country to bring its citizens aboard the ship and says the UK is communicating to "arrange a flight" back to the UK.