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People look at a man wearing a protective mask as a means of prevention against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Al Rahman mosque, after Friday prayers, in the southern suburb of Maadi, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt March 6, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Cairo: Twelve new cases of coronavirus registered on a Nile cruise ship are all asymptomatic, the health ministry and World Health Organization said in a joint statement on Friday.

The individuals are all Egyptian workers on the ship, which is heading to the southern city of Luxor, the statement said.