Japan quarantines cruise ship as toll of new virus grows

(AP) Large white sheets covering them head-to-knee, people infected with a new virus were led by gloved and masked officials off a Japanese cruise ship that’s being quarantined amid growing concern about the spread of outbreak. It’s the latest development in a global health emergency that seems to worsen by the day.

The little-understood new coronavirus has killed 490 people in China and it has also spread panic and discrimination around the world.

Tokyo Olympics organizers said they are increasingly concerned about the disruption the virus is causing ahead of the games, which open in less than six months.

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