Passengers disembark from cruise ship as Japan announces 2 new deaths

A couple in their 80’s who were taken off the Diamond Princess died after being hospitalized from COVID-19.
2:20 | 02/20/20

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The latest now on the coronavirus emergency. This morning we're now learning two passengers from the "Diamond princess" cruise ship have died. This as authorities let hundreds disembark freeing them from quarantine. Meanwhile in South Korea 2.5 million people are now being told to stay indoors as cases there spike and turn deadly. There are now more than 76,000 cases worldwide. More than 2100 deaths. Adrienne Bankert has more. Reporter: Overnight as more than 600 passengers disembarked from the "Diamond princess," the Japanese government is announcing the first deaths from the virus stricken vessel. Two passengers, a couple in their 80s taken off the "Princess" died after being hospitalized. Japan now has three deaths from coronavirus or covid-19. When we left the ship we had no idea we were carrying the virus. Reporter: 66-year-old California resident Karl Goldman and his wife went from vacation to a Nebraska biocontainment unit and tested positive for the virus two days after leaving the ship. I feel like I'm a fish inside a bowl. Reporter: 12 evacuees who arrived at Travis air force base have been undergoing evaluation for the virus and the Japanese government questioned over its decision to keep people on board the ship. A doctor from Japan who visited the ship for just one day posted a video online calling the quarantine, quote, completely chaotic. "Princess Daisy," I was so scared. I was so scared of getting covid-19 because there was no way to tell where the virus is. Reporter: Crew members who couldn't be confined to their rooms because they were working are expected to remain on the ship for the foreseeable future. And new this morning the mayor of a city in South Korea has urged 2.5 million people to remain inside and even wear masks indoors after 35 new patients were diagnosed with 28 of the patients went to church services attended by a woman who had the virus. And we do know this. That is South Korea's fourth largest city. Some of those cities a ghost town as people stay insidement meanwhile passengers flown from Travis air force base out of Sacramento and San Francisco airports. George, over to you. Thanks very much.

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