2/19, 2:03 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Coronavirus cases on Diamond Princess rise to 621

The number of people infected with the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan reached 621 on Wednesday, the latest information show. However, healthy travelers started to disembark after two weeks of quarantine. Around 500 people are expected to disembark today.

The ship carried approximately 3,700 passengers and most of the infected people have already been taken to hospitals.

Earlier today, Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan said she sees "some positive change" in prevention and control of coronavirus but added that the situation remains "severe," according to state-run CCTV.

Breaking the News / TF