Two passengers, that got infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, have died. Japan’s ministry of health confirmed the two deaths this morning. These are the first deaths on the ship.
The World Health Organization now calls the new coronavirus Covid-19. This has been announced on Tuesday by Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The organization also reported that the first vaccine against the virus could be ready within eighteen months.