Second New Zealander diagnosed with coronavirus on Japanese cruise ship

A second New Zealander on board Japanese cruise ship the Diamond Princess has been confirmed as having coronavirus.

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Two of the 13 Kiwis on board a quarantined Japanese cruise ship have been infected. Source: 1 NEWS

Currently The ship is quarantined in Yokohama, Japan, over the virus. Sixty-one people have since been diagnosed with the illness.

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson told 1 NEWS the latest Kiwi affected is a New Zealand permanent resident and is receiving treatment in hospital. 

There are 13 New Zealanders registered as being on board with the first to be diagnosed with the illness on Thursday. 

About 3700 passengers have been confined to the ship over a 14 day quarantine period. 

Elsewhere, Japan's foreign ministry has confirmed a Japanese man in his 60s who was hospitalised in Wuhan for pneumonia has died.

Officials believe the man was infected with the coronavirus, making him the first Japanese person to die from the illness.

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