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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"The normal route is droplet spread. My supposition is based upon the large number of cases on the cruise liner when we were told all holiday makers were confined to their cabins, all the time. How did they manage to make so many cases, over a period of time considering interactions with fellow passengers was supposedly not happening?," he said in the statement. … [Read more...] about Is the Cruise Ship Coronavirus Quarantine Working? Scientist Says Close Confinement Is a ‘Recipe for Transmission’
"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
The Indian embassy earlier said it was making efforts for de-boarding of all the Indians from the ship after the end of the quarantine period and was in discussions with the Japanese government and the ship management company for the disembarkation modalities and welfare of the Indians. … [Read more...] about One more Indian tests positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan, takes infected nationals toll to 8
'Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild common cold-type illness, but since 2002 there has been the emergence of two new coronaviruses that can infect humans and result in more severe disease (Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronaviruses). … [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