British man on board Diamond Princess cruise liner dies from Coronavirus

A British man on board a cruise ship in Japan has died from coronavirus.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 2:04 pm
Updated Friday, 28th February 2020, 2:06 pm

The Japanese Ministry of Health said the man was the sixth person to have died on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined off the coast of Japan.

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He is the first Briton to have died from coronavirus, also known as Covid-19.

In the UK, 19 people have been diagnosed with the illness.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship is seen at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port (Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images)