A further 44 people on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo have tested positive for coronavirus, Japan's health ministry has confirmed.
It brings the total number of cases on board the Diamond Princess to 218, after 39 new cases were diagnosed yesterday.
The ship, which has been under quarantine since February 3, is still carrying more than 3,500 passengers and crewmembers.
Authorities have expressed concern over the effectiveness of the quarantine, with dozens of new cases diagnosed almost daily.
Local media is reporting elderly passengers and those with chronic health conditions will be allowed to disembark early if they test negative for the virus.