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At least 34 crew members of an Italy-flagged ship docked in Japan’s Nagasaki province have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, Japanese media reported Wednesday.

After one of the crew members tested positive, 57 others were tested, Kyodo News reported.

The tests of 33 were negative, while results are yet to come for one member.

The ship reached Japan at the end of January for repairs with 623 crew members and is expected to remain stationed until this month’s end.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the Italian government has requested for assistance and health officials have been

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