Coronavirus: 44 new cases confirmed on cruise ship in Japan

The biggest cluster of cases outside China is on a cruise ship quarantined off the Japanese port of Yokohama. With 44 new cases confirmed there on Thursday, and a total of 219 on board, the Diamond Princess cruise liner has tested overwhelmingly positive.

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