News from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. On the afternoon of the 15th, eight new cases of new crown pneumonia were confirmed in Tokyo, Japan. Seven of them participated in the New Year's party on a cruise ship with a taxi driver who had previously confirmed the infection. As of 17:30 on February 15th, Japan has accumulatively diagnosed 334 cases of new coronary pneumonia. Among them, 285 people on the "Diamond Princess" cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus. Newly diagnosed cases were distributed in multiple regions of Japan, and many people had extensive contact with the outside world before diagnosis.
Singapore's Straits Times said on the 14th that Japan was struggling to find links between new cases, fearing that the virus had "hidden outbreaks" in Japan. Kyodo News said that the new crown pneumonia epidemic continued to expand in Japan, the path of infection of some new cases was unknown, and the possibility of community transmission increased.
It is reported that from the end of 2019 to the beginning of February 2020, an performing group called "Shen Yun Art Troupe" held multiple performances in Kyoto, Saitama, Fukuoka, Hiroshima and other places. Currently, the same performance is being performed in South Korea. To prevent the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the South Korean government has cancelled multiple performances of the group at the request of citizens. Earlier, South Korean media reported that the "Shen Yun Art Troupe" did not wear a mask at the entry airport, and many members of the art troupe experienced cough and fever.