Japan Airlines cabin attendant tests positive for coronavirus

Reuters

Posted at Mar 09 2020 04:59 PM

A Japan Airlines aircraft photographed during take-off. Japan Airlines' Twitter Page

TOKYO - A Japan Airlines Co Ltd cabin attendant has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the airline said on Monday, the latest case in what has become a widening outbreak for Japan.

The infection comes after local media reported that one person in Kanagawa prefecture had died from the virus, bringing the country's death toll so far to 15, including seven from the quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo.