Two Irish passengers confined to cabins on cruise ship affected by coronavirus near Japan

Two Irish passengers are confined to their cabins on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan over coronavirus fears.

They are among thousands of passengers who will be quarantined for two weeks on the Diamond Princess after 10 people tested positive for the infection.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it’s aware of the case and is providing Consular Assistance. The number of deaths from coronavirus in China has hit more than 560.