Hun Sen had already expressed scepticism about the risks posed by the virus and offered to go personally to the Chinese city of Wuhan - the centre of the outbreak - to tell frightened Cambodians living there that they must stay put for the sake of relations with China, a vital ally for his country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?
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Dr. Nathalie MacDermott, NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) academic clinical lecturer at King's College London in England, said in a statement: "The failure of the quarantine on board the Diamond Princess requires a full investigation to determine whether quarantine measures were appropriately implemented or whether some form of environmental contamination has occurred through contact with surfaces, the re-circulation of air between cabins or the mixing of waste materials from different cabins." … [Read more...] about Is the Cruise Ship Coronavirus Quarantine Working? Scientist Says Close Confinement Is a ‘Recipe for Transmission’
But a specialist in infectious diseases at Kobe University rocked the boat with a video slamming "completely chaotic" quarantine procedures onboard -- rare criticism from a Japanese official. "The cruise ship was completely inadequate in terms of infection control," said Kentaro Iwata in videos he has since deleted, saying "there is no need to discuss this further". The videos were viewed more than a million times in Japanese and hundreds of thousands of times in English. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Iwata said he had heard from a colleague on board that quarantine procedures had improved. "I think that because of the improvement, the risk of secondary infection has been reduced for the passengers. It remains for the crews," he said. However, he recommended that all those disembarking the ship should be monitored for at least 14 days and should avoid contact with others. Japanese authorities have defended their procedures, stressing that risky and safe areas were strictly … [Read more...] about Two passengers of Japan cruise ship Diamond Princess die after leaving it
The Diamond Princess cruise ship arrived in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on February 3 with 3,711 passengers and crew on board, 621 people were found to be infected with the deadly coronavirus after it was diagnosed in a man who disembarked last month in Hong Kong. … [Read more...] about One more Indian tests positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan, takes infected nationals toll to 8
In a small group of patients, who seem mainly to be the elderly or those with long-term illnesses, it can lead to pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection in which the insides of the lungs swell up and fill with fluid. It makes it increasingly difficult to breathe and, if left untreated, can be fatal and suffocate people. … [Read more...] about Brits are the LAST to leave coronavirus cruise ship: 74 British Diamond Princess passengers are STILL waiting for rescue as hundreds more foreigners are airlifted to safety