Coronavirus updates: Americans to be evacuated from cruise ship quarantined in Japan
As China confirmed the coronavirus death toll has risen, U.S. began evacuating American nationals from quarantined cruise ship in Japan.novel coronavirus as the number of people diagnosed with the respiratory illness rose to 68,500, officals at China’s National Health Commission reported Sunday. As of Saturday a further 142 people had died, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,665, they said, adding that there were 2,009 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 — an infection that the novel coronavirus causes — nationwide. However, they said that more than 9,400 patients had also been cured and discharged. Health commission spokesman Mi Feng told a news conference on Sunday that China's campaign again the virus was beginning to show results. "The effect of the coronavirus controls is appearing," he said. Increased medical support and preventive measures in Hubei, where coronavirus is believed to have originated, had headed off more critical cases and the proportion of critical cases among confirmed cases had fallen, Mi added. Mild cases were also being treated more quickly, preventing them from becoming critical, he said. — Dawn Liu and Reuters China's president says he took behind-the-scenes action in the early days of outbreak Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech published Saturday night by state media that he took behind-the-scenes action in the early days of the COVID-19 epidemic. In the speech, delivered Feb. 3 but detailed for the first time Saturday, Xi said he gave instructions to officials on fighting the outbreak as early as Jan. 7. The disclosure came after Chinese leadership was criticized for slow and muted reaction to the COVID-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Officials only notified the public about its potential to spread in late January. The coronavirus epidemic has become yet facing President Xi since he became leader of China in 2012. — Associated Press and Dennis Romero The newly appointed party chief of Wuhan, the city where the outbreak is believed to have originated, said Sunday that the city will undergo a three-day blanket screening to help curb further spread of the coronavirus. Wang Zhonglin said the three-day action plan is in response to President Xi Jinping's command. Wang said that without timely location and treatment of patients, officials will be"grimly responsible" for any loss of life. "In addition, if confirmed cases are not treated in the hospital and remain home, they will cause further spread and thus work against our control measures," he added. Wang replaced his predecessor Ma Guoqiang last week. Wuhan has been since Jan. 23, with no transport systems operating and millions of its residents hunkered down in their homes. — Alex Shi China's Hubei bans vehicle traffic to curb spread of coronavirus The government of Hubei province, where the respiratory illness is believed to have developed, said Sunday that a ban will be imposed on vehicle traffic across the province to curb the spread of the virus. Police cars, ambulances, vehicles carrying essential goods, or other vehicles related to public service would be exempted, it said on its official website. It added that epidemic prevention staff will carry out regular"blanket screenings" of all residents so as to “not leave out any household, anyone or any day." Those who refuse to cooperate will be dealt with by law enforcement, the statement on the website said. Companies will also not be able to resume work without first receiving permission from the government, it added. — Alex Shi and American woman from cruise ship tests positive again in Malaysia An American woman who was aboard a cruise ship which was allowed disembark in Cambodia on Friday, has tested positive for coronavirus for second time. The 83-year-old had been traveling on the MS Westerdam which was refused entry to several countries including Japan, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines and Thailand, before it was eventually allowed to dock in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. After she traveled the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, she tested positive for the respiratory illness on Friday. She was the first person on the ship, which was carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, to test positive. Cruise ship operator Holland America Inc. sought more tests and Cambodian authorities also called on Malaysia to review its test results. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Waz Azizah Wan Ismail said on Sunday a retest was carried out on the American late on Saturday night and she tested positive again. However, her husband tested negative. Holland America said in a statement Sunday that no other guests or crew, either on board or on their way home, have reported any symptoms of the illness. "Guests who have already returned home will be contacted by their local health department and be provided further information," the company said. — Reuters and Cristian Santana Read more: NBC News Health
They are probably ready to go home so they can book another Cruise Too little too late. No different than Trump's treatments of immigrants at his internment camps at the border. Force healthy people to live in sickening environments (with virus carriers) and let them become sick, even though here you could have prevented it by quarantining them.
That’ll teach ya to take a cruise during an outbreak. Leave them fuckers there they've been exposed to it But they will be billed later My wife and I were on that ship for an Alaska cruise in 2006.
Passengers finally begin to leave coronavirus-hit cruise ship in JapanPassengers on the quarantined cruise ship on the coast of Yokohama, Japan finally started disembarking on Friday, before being quarantined on land. BE MINE
Another 67 people test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship in JapanAnother 67 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the Diamond Prince... I’m sure they all will would in time given the confined space and shared HVAC systems! Sacrificial lambs. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
US to evacuate Americans on cruise ship quarantined in Japan from coronavirus outbreakThe US government is preparing to evacuate Americans who have been quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan for over a week, after dozens on board tested positive for novel coronavirus earlier this month. And bring them where? Tbh this would be an amazing experience if you had the drinks package What's the end game... Where would you be keeping them?
Another 70 people test positive for coronavirus on ship in JapanAnother 70 people on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested positi... Gosh b darn you just gotta love 🇭🇰 Hong Kong ... you just gotta!! ! So proud of Hong Kong and I’m Canadian:) Any bets that this becomes one of those planes that disappear without a trace mid-flight? HK police again disrupt citizens meeting. Pls condemn . Live now, keep watch protect reporters
Coronavirus updates: Americans to be evacuated from cruise ship quarantined in JapanAs the death toll from the novel coronavirus rises to 1,665 in mainland China, here is the latest.
U.S. Passengers Prepare to Evacuate From Coronavirus Cruise Ship in JapanAmerican passengers on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship prepared to head to a Tokyo airport Sunday for flights home that the U.S. government arranged after a high-level political push in Washington. ....hey.....how about.... no... They better get that virus shit straightened out first I hope they plan to spend a few weeks in quarantine. lopezdoriga y a los mexicanos?