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?
When cruise ships are in port
"Come on. Let's go home," said a banner hung at the front of the bus, and Chinese and Japanese national flags could be seen in the driver's cab. It took more than seven hours for stranded Hong Kong residents to leave the quarantined ship and get on the plane heading for home. … [Read more...] about Spotlight: First batch of Hong Kong residents aboard virus-hit cruise ship back home
The virus that began in China late last year has sickened tens of thousands of people, mostly in central China’s Hubei province. The 621 cases confirmed among the Diamond Princess’ original 3,711 people on board are the most anywhere outside China. … [Read more...] about 2 former cruise ship passengers with virus have died, Japan says
In addition to the two deaths, Japan also confirmed seven new coronavirus cases on Thursday outside of the ship. One of the individuals was identified as having received care at a hospital where the woman who died of coronavirus in Japan had also been, suggesting potential issues with protective measures in health facilities nationwide. Adding to the concern was the nature of the new cases on the cruise ship, as well, including government officials who were helping manage to isolate the ship and fell ill. … [Read more...] about Japan: Two 80+ Passengers Die of Coronavirus on Stranded Cruise Ship
Thua Thien-Hue: No nCoV infection 14 days after visit of Diamond Princess cruise The People’s Committee of the central province of Thua Thien – Hue on February 11 said there is no infection with NCoV in the province during 14 days after the arrival of Diamond Princess cruise ship at Chan May port on January 27. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Two passengers dead from quarantined Diamond Princess