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Virus Outbreak: Respite offered elderly as ship cases rise

ONSHORE QUARANTINE:Passengers aged 80 or older who have tested negative for the virus will be able to disembark today to wait out the isolation period

AFP, YOKOHAMA, Japan

Most of the cases have been among Japanese evacuated from China’s Hubei Province.

Four flights have brought back hundreds of people, most of whom are undergoing “self-quarantine” in government-designated hotels.

All 197 people from a Jan. 29 flight who tested negative were able to leave quarantine on Wednesday night and another 200 or so from a second flight were poised to head home yesterday, public broadcaster NHK said.

Additional reporting by Reuters

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