Floating incubators: Cruise ships weak link in containing coronavirus

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Australian public health experts will be sent to Yokohama, Japan, where more than 200 Australians are quarantined on the docked Diamond Princess, amid concerns the cruise ship could be incubating the coronavirus

Deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly said on Friday morning the government would be working with Japanese authorities throughout the course of the day to secure approval for Australian health officials to assist Japan on the ground in Yokohama.

David Abel, a British man on board the ship, said on Friday that passengers were being tested for the coronavirus and had been told they would be able to go ashore if they tested negative.

Cruise Lines International Association communications director Jon Murrie said cruise lines were "well-equipped and experienced in maintaining health surveillance of passengers and crew".


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The only sure way to get off the virus ship is to catch the virus. DiamondPrincess caronavirusoutbreak

I can’t believe you’re just going now? You only thought about it yesterday? 🤣🤣 bloody hell this Govt is useless

Oh really?

The last place you want to be is stuck on a princess cruise with a virus onboard. Every passenger is at risk. The Japanese government would rather that, than expose their own people. This won’t end well.

Floating Petri dishes.

As they say, these ships are great at incubating bugs. I thought as they trapped all those passengers onboard they must have been protecting the people on shore. Along the lines of the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Interesting that the govt. has twigged to it.

I think you will find that the passengers are incubating the virus rather than the ship🤦‍♀️

It would have been better to have released everyone when only 10 passengers were diagnosed. Since then, the ship’s air conditioning has guaranteed that everyone on board has been infected.

I think you are confused with the Alien movie

WOW!!!! Now ships are getting the coronavirus!!!!

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