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Cruise ship cases almost double. Virus Update.

Members of Japan Self Defense Forces walk into the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess in the Yokohama Port, Feb. 9, 2020, in Yokohama, Japan (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The operator of the cruise ship quarantined off Japan confirmed 66 more cases of coronavirus, nearly doubling to 136 the number of people on the vessel who have contracted the disease.

A cluster of cases in France, Spain and the U.K. confirmed over the weekend all appear to have links to a French ski resort, where the infected people had contact with a British man who had just returned from the conference in Singapore. The meeting, which took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel, was organized by an unidentified company in January and attended by more than 90 foreigners.