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Japan Confirms 10 nCoV Cases Aboard Quarantined Cruise Ship; Officials Warn *Link*

Japan Confirms 10 nCoV Cases Aboard Quarantined Cruise Ship; Officials Warn Virus Could "Spread Widely Through Hong Kong"

Summary:
Confirmed deaths: 490

Confirmed cases on mainland: 24,324; additional 172 in ROW

185,555 cases under medical observation

Chinese authorities have enforced full community lockdown in Nanjing Province

American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Jetstar close routes to China

Taiwan tightens travel restrictions

WHO infectious hazard chief says outbreak 'not a pandemic'

Japan confirms at least 10 cases of coronavirus aboard "Diamond Princess"

Kudlow says impact on US economy from outbreak will be 'limited'

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Update (1845ET): At least 10 cases of coronavirus have been discovered aboard the Carnival Japan cruise ship "the Diamond Princess", which has been quarantined at Japan's Yokohama port since yesterday after officials learned that a passenger who recently disembarked tested positive for the virus in Hong Kong.

As we reported earlier, 3,000+ passengers aboard the cruise ship are under quarantine. It's unclear when they'll be allowed to leave the ship. All individuals who were found to be infected with the virus were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, after unveiling the city's first virus-related death, Hong Kong health officials warned Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak could "spread widely through Hong Kong." Three newly diagnosed cases raised the total number diagnosed in the city to 18, with at least four of those cases being confirmed human-to-human transmissions, according to SCMP.