efe-epaBy Antonio Hermosín Gandul Yokohama, Japan

Passengers began disembarking Wednesday from a cruise ship in Japan after completing a government quarantine period that revealed 542 coronavirus infections on board.

At about 11 am local time (02:00 GMT) the first passengers began to leave the Diamond Princess, which had arrived at the port of Yokohama on Feb. 3 and was quarantined after the detection of at least one case of COVID-19 in a man who disembarked in Hong Kong.