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  • #16
    From MOH:

    Outbreak Status on
    Cruise Ships For the cruise ship "Diamond Princess", which has been quarantined at Yokohama Port since February 3, 41 out of 171 people who have newly found new coronavirus test results have been found.

    Since the name was confirmed to be positive for the new coronavirus, it was decided to transfer it to a medical institution with an infectious disease ward today with the cooperation of Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Shizuoka. Positive cases were confirmed in 61 out of 273 people in total.
    "Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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    • #17
      Source: https://www.npr.org/2020/02/07/80384..._medium=social

      On Cruise Ship Quarantined In Japan, Any New Cases Would Reset The Isolation Clock
      February 7, 20203:24 PM ET
      Bill Chappell

      Updated at 7:32 p.m. ET

      People who are quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess in Japan have been wondering how long their isolation would last. On Friday, a health official gave an answer they might not like: the quarantine will be extended every time a new case of the Wuhan coronavirus is confirmed on the ship.

      The coronavirus quarantine that has kept some 3,700 people aboard the cruise ship is currently set to expire on Feb. 19 – but that date would be reset if any new samples from people on the ship test positive for the virus, Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Program, said Friday....

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      • #18
        3 more cases from ship:

        New Coronavirus Infections Confirmed on a Cruise Ship Called at Yokohama Port (Report 4)

         The cruise ship “Diamond Princess”, which arrived at Yokohama Port on February 3, is undergoing quarantine at sea, but three out of six new test results for the new coronavirus have been identified. Coronavirus positivity was confirmed. She has already been transported to a medical institution and is hospitalized.
         A total of 64 out of 279 people tested positive.

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        • #19

          A cruise ship embroiled in the coronavirus epidemic left Yokohama port on Saturday to dump waste water and generate fresh water for passengers, as Australians described just how “draining” the uncertainty had been on board.
          ...snip
          "The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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          • #20

            2:32 pm: Princess Cruises confirms six additional coronavirus cases

            Princess Cruises confirmed six new cases of coronavirus, the company confirmed Sunday after testing by Japan’s health ministry, bringing the total infected passengers on the Diamond Princess to 69. The ship is quarantined off the coast of Japan.

            “Our guests and crew onboard Diamond Princess are the focus of our entire global organization right now and all of our hearts are with each of them,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, who said that Japanese health authorities are supporting the ocean liner and providing medical assistance.

            “In partnership with the Japan Ministry of Health the ship has received additional medications which are being sorted and distributed based on medical and urgent priority,” Swartz said.
            "The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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            • #21
              MOH press release, febr 9, 2020

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               The cruise ship Diamond Princess, which arrived at Yokohama Port on February 3, is undergoing quarantine at sea, but six out of 57 newly tested coronaviruses have been tested. Coronavirus positivity was confirmed.

              It is to be transported to a medical institution with an infectious disease ward today.

              Positive results were confirmed in 70 of the 336 people tested.
              "Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights that must be our call to arms"
              Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

              ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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              • #22

                Japan finds 60 more coronavirus infections on Diamond Princess cruise ship

                • The number of coronavirus cases on board the vessel quarantined in Yokohama has risen to 130
                • The health ministry is considering testing all of the 3,700 people aboard the ship when the two-week quarantine ends
                ...snip
                "The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                • #23
                  Source: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sto...n-cruise-ship/

                  February 10 2020 - 10:16PM
                  At least 65 new virus cases on cruise ship
                  Rocky Swift and Ju-min Park

                  Passenger tests aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have confirmed at least 65 more cases of coronavirus, with four Australians among them.

                  The figure, announced to passengers after a statement by the cruise operator put new infections at 66, takes the tally on board to 135, showing a rapid rise in the outbreak on the ship docked in the port of Yokohama...

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                  • #24
                    Translation Google

                    Another Canadian infected in Japan

                    QMI Agency | Published on February 10, 2020 at 07:31

                    About 65 more people and passengers on board the Diamond Princess liner off Yokohama (near Tokyo) tested positive for the new Chinese-made coronavirus, the health ministry said on Monday.

                    Another Canadian was infected in the ocean liner "Diamond Princess" quarantined for two weeks in Yokohama, Japan, the country's health ministry said on Monday.

                    He is one of 65 new cases detected on board, bringing the total to 135 infected individuals on this cruise ship. He is the eighth Canadian infected in this sumptuous vessel which arrived a week ago at the port of Yokohama, carrying some 3,700 passengers and crew members. The sick were transferred to Japanese hospitals for treatment.

                    About 250 Canadians, including Quebeckers, remained on board the "Diamond Princess".
                    ...
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #25
                      Press release MOH Japan, febr 10, 2020

                      The cruise ship Diamond Princess, which arrived at Yokohama Port on February 3, is undergoing quarantine at sea. Of the 103 new coronavirus test results found, 65 of them were new. Coronavirus positivity was confirmed. In the future, it will be transported to medical institutions with infectious disease wards. Positive results were confirmed in 135 of the 439 patients tested.

                      Those who are transported include elderly people and foreign nationals, and it is necessary to take measures that take into account physical conditions. The press is requested to give special consideration to coverage of this matter.

                      Quarantine of the cruise ship continues to be implemented. A new coronavirus test is conducted for those who need it, and the results will be announced later.
                      "Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights that must be our call to arms"
                      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                      • #26
                        Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20.../#.XkIc8hdryik

                        Japan to let elderly leave quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship soon
                        Kyodo
                        Feb 11, 2020

                        The government is planning to allow elderly passengers as well as those with chronic illnesses to leave the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship soon, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

                        The government has asked about 3,600 passengers and crew members to stay on board in Yokohama during the two-week isolation period through Feb. 19 in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-causing novel coronavirus.

                        But elderly passengers and those with chronic health problems may leave the cruise ship as early as Tuesday morning, the source said...

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                        • #27
                          39 more people from the Japan cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus

                          Tue 11 Feb 2020 23:59:50 GMT
                          Add 39 to the tally now, including 1 quarantine officer
                          https://www.forexlive.com/news/!/39-...virus-20200211
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                          • #28
                            2020/02/12 08:58

                            A total of 174 people have been infected since the ship arrived at Yokohama Port on the night of March 3.
                             It was also found that one quarantine officer engaged in quarantine operations on the ship was infected..
                            https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/20200212-OYT1T50082/
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                            treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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                            • #29
                              Government confirmation

                              New Coronavirus Infections Confirmed on Cruise Ships Quarantined at Yokohama Port (Part 7)

                               The cruise ship “Diamond Princess”, which arrived at Yokohama Port on February 3, is undergoing quarantine at sea, but 39 out of 53 newly tested coronaviruses have been tested. Coronavirus positivity was confirmed. In the future, it will be transported to medical institutions with infectious disease wards. A positive number was confirmed in 174 of the 492 people tested.

                              Those who are transported include elderly people and foreign nationals, and it is necessary to take measures that take into account physical conditions. The press is requested to give special consideration to coverage of this matter.

                              Quarantine of the cruise ship continues to be implemented. A new coronavirus test is conducted for those who need it, and the results will be announced later.


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                              • #30
                                Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...virus-12425154

                                39 more on board Japan cruise ship have new coronavirus
                                Cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama
                                12 Feb 2020 08:14AM

                                TOKYO: An additional 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said on Wednesday (Feb 12), bringing the total to 174.

                                "Out of 53 new test results, 39 people were found positive," he told reporters, adding that a quarantine official had also been infected with the virus.

                                He added that: "At this point, we have confirmed that four people, among those who are hospitalised, are in a serious condition, either on a ventilator or in an intensive care unit."...

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