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4th Israeli passenger on ‘corona ship’ infected with virus

Two Japanese passengers taken off the Diamond Princess cruise ship because they were infected with coronavirus have died, Japan’s health ministry said Thursday, becoming the first fatalities from the virus-stricken vessel.

The development came as Israel’s foreign and health ministries confirmed that a fourth Israeli passenger on the vessel has been diagnosed with the disease.

The passenger is expected to be taken from the boat for isolation and treatment at a Japanese military hospital, the Foreign Ministry said.