New cases come from 11 countries
K yodo news agency, citing the health ministry, reports that of the (new cases, 11 were crew, were Japanese nationals and the others were from countries including the United States and China.
Four were in serious condition, media said, quoting Health Minister Katsunobu Kato.
The UK-flagged Diamond Princess is managed by Princess Cruise Lines, one of the world’s largest cruise lines and a unit of Carnival Corp.
The government was considering allowing elderly and those with chronic illnesses to disembark before the Feb. 11 target date for ending the quarantine, some media reported, but added it would take time to figure out where they could be sent.
As of last week, about 215% of the passengers were aged 90 or over, with 823 in their s and 39 in the 90 s, the English-language Japan Times newspaper reported.