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Journalists wait outside the coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess at the Daikoku Pier cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.
The unidentified man is the first Briton to die from the illness.
Another five Japanese nationals died on the Diamond Princess cruise ship while more than 700 others on the vessel tested positive for the disease.
The ministry confirmed the man's nationality and death on Friday without giving further details.
All passengers have now left the ship, according to its operator.
The company has hundreds of retail stores worldwide, including 42 in China that closed or operated with reduced hours at the height of the country's outbreak.
The decision comes a day after two cases of coronavirus were reported in Pakistan. Both the infected people had recently visited Iran, where the number of people affected by the virus has grown drastically in the past few days. Health officials have said both were "stable."
Taimur Saleem Jhagra, the Health Minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, where both victims died, told AFP the men had recently travelled internationally.
"It is with extreme sadness that the Gilgit-Baltistan health department confirms that Osama Riaz who played a key role in the war against coronavirus has passed away," the GB government's information department tweeted.
On Saturday, as over 100 countries pledged to triple renewables and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) announced a groundbreaking financing initiative aimed at unlocking commercial capital for solar power.
The UAE on Tuesday at COP28 announced the launch of the Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmap with the aim of reducing industrial carbon emissions by 2.9 gigatonnes cumulatively until 2050.
Sheikh Mohammed commends international space agencies for their vital role in advancing knowledge and solutions for environmental protection and sustainable development. First-of-its-kind event brings together representatives of more than 20 international space agencies
Voting for the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) elections got off to a spirited start on Tuesday, both online at the dedicated website www.eccs.shj.ae and in-person, at nine polling centres spread across the emirate.