In a tweet, the Indian embassy here said, “1 Indian crew who tested positive for #COVID19 among 79 new cases on #DiamondPrincess yesterday too has been shifted to hospital for treatment. All 8 Indians receiving treatment are responding well. Rest all Indians on-board are braving out the trying circumstances.” Earlier, seven Indians were tested positive for the COVID-19. … [Read more...] about One more Indian tests positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan, takes infected nationals toll to 8
"I want you to understand that not only our officials at the health ministry but also Self-Defense Forces officials and medical officials are working desperately hard." The government also released a document from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), which pointed to "clear evidence that substantial transmission of COVID-19 had been occurring prior to implementation of quarantine on Diamond Princess." "Quarantine intervention was effective in reducing transmission among passengers," the report concluded. The NIID also noted the unique situation faced by Japanese authorities. "Due to the nature of the ship, individual isolation of all those aboard was not possible. Sharing of cabins was necessary, and some crew had to continue to perform essential duties for the functioning of the vessel." The 1,045 crew members on board are expected to endure a further 14-day quarantine after the last passenger has disembarked. Several countries have evacuated their citizens from … [Read more...] about Two passengers of Japan cruise ship Diamond Princess die after leaving it
Majestic Princess at sea. — VNS File PhotoViet Nam News HCM CITY — Majestic Princess, the newest ship in the US-based Princess Cruises fleet, arrived at Phú Mỹ Port in Bà Riạ-Vũng Tàu Province on its maiden Việt Nam port call with more than 3,500 passengers and 1,340 crew members. … [Read more...] about US cruise vessel makes maiden trip to Việt Nam
"I was in Africa dealing with the Ebola outbreak. I was in other countries dealing with the cholera outbreak. I was in China in 2003 to deal with SARS... I never had a fear of getting infection myself," he said in the video in English and Japanese. … [Read more...] about Two former Japan cruise ship passengers die: media
Most of all it gave Hun Sen something he has wanted for a long time; a chance to repair relations with the US. These were badly frayed three years ago when the opposition leader Kem Sokha, who looked on course to beat Hun Sen in the 2018 election, was arrested and accused of plotting, with US backing, to overthrow the government. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?