2020/02/10

thumbnail

60+ people confirmed with coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

  


Testing aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has revealed 60 more confirmed cases of coronavirus, media said on Monday, as quarantined passengers took to social media to warn of depression setting in over their confinement.


Monday's figure takes to 130 the number of infections on the ship docked in Yokohama, domestic broadcasters TBS and NHK said, citing Japanese health ministry sources.


The Diamond Princess was placed in quarantine for two weeks upon arriving in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Feb. 3, after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong was diagnosed with the virus.


About 3,700 people are aboard the ship, which usually has a crew of 1,100 and a passenger capacity of 2,670. Passengers have been allowed on decks in shifts to get fresh air and encouraged to regularly take their temperature.


"Lots of the passengers now are getting a bit of cabin fever," British passenger David Able said in a video posted on Facebook. "Depression is starting to set in."


Another said he hoped assurances about the effectiveness of quarantine and ventilation onboard would prove true.


"I will get nervous if we pass 200," said the 43-year-old Hong Kong resident quarantined on the boat with his wife, child and several others of his family.


"Hoping best for those taken to hospital. At least two report back to us on Facebook that they are symptom-free," said the man, who declined to be identified.


A passenger with the Twitter handle daxa_tw posted an audio clip of the captain announcing the discovery of 66 new cases.


Japan's health ministry is separating infection counts on the ship and evacuee flights from China from Japan's official tally. Domestic cases stand at 21.


The disease has killed 908 people, chiefly in mainland China, and infected more than 40,000.


Source: Reuters





Editor's Picks




  • More and more Chinese women seek foreign husbands

  • Top 10 Common Differences Between Western and Chinese Culture

  • White guy hilariously imitates Chinese girls in 4-minute clip

  • 18 pictures that prove autocorrect is ruining our lives

  • English gone wrong, horribly wrong, on shirts in China

  • 24 awesome Chinglish signs

  • Top 100 usefull Chinese phrases

  • Xi'an university implements absurd female urinals to save water

Below is a paid advertisement


AlienShop is an online venture for expats in China. If you are looking to purchase awesome gadgets then do add us. AlienShop sells TV Box for International Channels, VPN, Mobile Phones, Laptops, MacBook's, iPads, Tablets. 

Capture your life moments with DSLR Cameras. We got you covered with almost every Electronic Accessories and gadgets you are Looking for. You Name it & we got it!

Long press the QR code to add us or add Wechat: Alienshop1 


Pay 200 to buy 150 English picture books


How to Buy:


Option 1: Buy on Weidian () by long press the following QR-code



Optoion 2: Please add WeChat: 18115908753 or long press the following QR-code, and send request of "buy book"



\n

Subscribe by Email

Follow Updates Articles from This Blog via Email

No Comments

Blogroll