Police officers wearing protective suits and masks are seen as they leave the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked at the Daikoku Pier on February 20, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan. Passengers who have tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been disembarking the cruise ship since Wednesday, as at least 634 passengers and crew onboard have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Including cases onboard the ship, 718 people in Japan have now been diagnosed with COVID-19, making it the worst affected country outside of China. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Japan: Two 80+ Passengers Die of Coronavirus on Stranded Cruise Ship
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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?
Relating the coronavirus to a previous theory that the air conditioning system within a hotel may have helped spread the SARS outbreak, he said in the statement to the Science Media Centre: "During the 2002 SARS outbreak, cases were generated via a hotel's ventilation shaft. If this is also the case on the ship, it indicates that the ship was not a suitable place for holding a large number of cases with a centralised air conditioning system. … [Read more...] about Is the Cruise Ship Coronavirus Quarantine Working? Scientist Says Close Confinement Is a ‘Recipe for Transmission’
Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess died on Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mounted for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus. The news of the first deaths from the ship came as a further 13 positive tests were revealed, taking the total cases from the vessel to 634 -- easily the biggest coronavirus cluster outside mainland China, where the outbreak began. The man and woman, both Japanese and in their 80s, were taken off the cruise ship last week and died in hospital. The direct cause of her death was pneumonia. "I pray for their souls and offer condolences to their bereaved families," Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told MPs. Untitled Carousel Anger and anguish onboard cruise ship Diamond Princess; passengers and crew desperate for helpDiamond Princess is a British cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. … [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