British coronavirus cruise couple say hospital is 'best place'

British coronavirus cruise couple say hospital is 'best place'

Hajdu said Canada will be keeping its eye on the examination of how the virus was handled on board the ship, especially as it relates to Canada's own upcoming tourist season. "If the ship is clean, they will continue the trip", Judha said.

No U.S. Army Japan personnel have tested positive or shown symptoms of the coronavirus to date, the post said.

As passengers were in the beginning the stages of disembarking from the ship on Wednesday, Japanese outlet NHK confirmed that a man and a woman in their 80's had succumbed to the virus on Thursday. There are 78 Indonesian crew members on board the vessel.

The new virus began in China late past year and has sickened tens of thousands of people, mostly in central China's Hubei province.

Including the cases on the cruise, Japan has over half of the known infections outside China, where 75,725 people have been diagnosed and more than 2,100 have died, according to the Johns Hopkins University's virus tracker.

Japan is ramping up efforts to counter mounting criticism about its emergency response to the new coronavirus outbreak, especially its handling of the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined at a port in Yokohama near Tokyo. "We have to help people inside the ship". An evacuation flight was also being arranged for British nationals to leave Tokyo on Friday.

The Russian Embassy in Japan said the individuals who passed away were not Russian citizens.

Mr Abel said following treatment, they will need to test clear three times.

The consulate in Tokyo are being very good with me.

The Indian crew will not only be the last to disembark from the disease-hit luxury liner Diamond Princess, but will be quarantined for additional two weeks after all the passengers leave, the Times of India reported on Wednesday. Later on Wednesday, Kato urged former passengers to refrain from non-essential outings and try to stay home for about two weeks.

Passengers who tested negative for coronavirus and had no symptoms still had to have their body temperature checked before leaving.

A police officer wearing a protective suite and a mask is seen on a vehicle as he leaves the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked at the Daikoku Pier on February 20, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan.

The group were on board an Australian Government-chartered Qantas flight QF6032 to Darwin, due to land at the Whenuapai airforce base in north Auckland at 7pm, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) confirmed to Stuff.

During a Lower House Budget Committee meeting Wednesday, opposition party members criticized the health ministry for lifting the quarantine even as cases of infection continue to be reported aboard the ship nearly every day. Some foreign crew members, however, are expected to return home on chartered flights sent from their home countries. But in response, Yamanoi pointed out that such a passenger could have become infected later in the quarantine period.

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