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  • Hogweed
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    Not sure if this has been posted previously

    Professor Iwata Kentaro MD, MSc, PhD of Kobe University, Shindai ? Division of Infectious Diseases.

    He made it onboard the Diamond Princess eventually and saw no proper infection control measures at all. When he tried to implement proper protocol he was made not welcome. He now fears he may himself be infected and is self quarantining.

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  • Treyfish
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    Quarantined cruise ship in Japan became incubator for virus

    By ASSOCIATED PRESS

    | UPDATED: 14:29 EST, 18 February 2020

    TOKYO (AP) - As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to serve as an incubator for the new virus from China instead of an isolation facility meant to prevent the worsening of an outbreak.

    Since the virus was identified late last year in central China, it has sickened tens of thousands of people and killed more than 1,800.

    As of Tuesday, 542 cases of the virus, known as COVID-19, have been identified among the 3,711 quarantined passengers and crew, making the ship the site of the most infections outside of China. The Diamond Princess cruise ship is also the only place where health officials have seen the disease spread efficiently beyond China.

    The question now is: Why?

    The Japanese government has repeatedly defended the effectiveness of the quarantine. But some experts suggest it may have been less than rigorous.

    In a possible sign of lax quarantine protocols, three Japanese health officials who helped in the quarantine checks on the ship were also infected..."Given how the virus has continued to spread, we have to presume everyone leaving the ship is potentially infected, and therefore they have to go through another two-week quarantine period," he said. "Not to do so would be reckless."...https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap...tor-virus.html

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-ship-12445788

    88 more people test positive for COVID-19 on Diamond Princess cruise ship
    18 Feb 2020 12:52PM
    (Updated: 18 Feb 2020 06:21PM)

    TOKYO: Another 88 people aboard a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said Tuesday (Feb 18).

    The new cases take the total number of confirmed cases on the Diamond Princess to 542 - the biggest cluster outside the epicentre in China.

    The patients will be sent to specialised hospitals, Japan's health ministry said in a statement. Sixty-five of those who tested positive were not yet showing symptoms.

    The government earlier on Tuesday said all passengers and crew aboard the ship were tested for the coronavirus...

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  • Commonground
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    Originally posted by Vibrant62 View Post
    The passengers have all been in quarantine in their cabins since the 3rd Feb 2020 i.e 14 days ago, yet new cases are being detected daily and clinical data shows a mean incubation period IRO 3 -5 days. So either staff, food are transmitting or perhaps they need to consider airborne transmission, especially if air is being circulated around the ship. Otherwise how is this happening?
    As the passengers disperse, I have started this thread to keep track: Diamond Princess Evacuation Updates: https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...or-coronavirus

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  • Vibrant62
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    The passengers have all been in quarantine in their cabins since the 3rd Feb 2020 i.e 14 days ago, yet new cases are being detected daily and clinical data shows a mean incubation period IRO 3 -5 days. So either staff, food are transmitting or perhaps they need to consider airborne transmission, especially if air is being circulated around the ship. Otherwise how is this happening?

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://mynorthwest.com/1722423/japa...n-cruise-ship/

    Japan confirms 99 more cases of new virus on cruise ship
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    February 17, 2020 at 2:58 am

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials have confirmed 99 more people infected by the new virus aboard the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454, the Health Ministry said Monday .

    The ministry has been carrying out tests on passengers and crew on the ship, docked in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo...

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  • Pathfinder
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    To the press

    About new coronavirus infectious disease confirmed in cruise ship during quarantine in Yokohama Port (the tenth report)


    The cruise ship Diamond Princess, which arrived at Yokohama Port on February 3, is undergoing quarantine at sea. A new coronavirus test was conducted, including those who are considered to be at high risk from the viewpoint of ensuring health due to long-term stay on board, including those with symptoms such as fever, and the results were found. Out of 289, 70 (including 38 asymptomatic pathogen carriers) were confirmed positive for the new coronavirus. In the future, it will be transported to medical institutions with infectious disease wards.Positive cases were confirmed in 355 (1,111 asymptomatic pathogen carriers) out of a total of 1,219 persons 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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  • Pathfinder
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    70 new cruise ships New virus infection confirmed to total 355

    February 16, 2020 10:27

    Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato confirmed 70 new cases of infection on the NHK Sunday debate on the "Diamond Princess" cruise ship, which was confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, and crews and passengers have confirmed infection so far. It was revealed that a total of 355 people had been sent.

    新型コロナウイルスの集団感染が確認されたクルーズ船、「ダイヤモンド・プリンセス」で新たに70人の感染が確認されました。ク…

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  • Pathfinder
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    Updates on Diamond Princess Quarantine

    Home | News & Events | Updates on Diamond Princess Quarantine February 15

    UPDATE: Here is a follow-up email with additional information sent to Americans on board the vessel about the voluntary repatriation operation.

    The Department of State, working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partner agencies, will provide a chartered aircraft to bring passengers directly from Japan to the United States.

    The Embassy informed American passengers and crew on board about this decision in an email sent at 3:24, Tokyo time. A copy of the letter can be read here.

    We continue to collaborate closely with HHS, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Government of Japan, and Carnival Cruise Lines on all aspects of this dynamic situation. The U.S. Embassy remains in close contact with all relevant authorities to ensure U.S. citizens aboard the ship, and their families, are fully informed as the situation develops.

    Our primary goal is to ensure the welfare and safety of all U.S. citizens involved.

    U.S. citizens aboard the Diamond Princess, hospitalized at local hospitals, as well as their friends and family can continue to reach us at USGShipContact@state.gov or call us at (+81) 03-3224-5000.

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  • Pathfinder
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    Two Quebec Princess Diamond passengers contracted COVID-19

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    The Canadian Press
    February 15, 2020

    MONTREAL - A couple of Quebec passengers on board the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess in Japan are suffering from coronavirus, their daughter said.

    Chantal M?nard said in an interview with The Canadian Press that her parents, Diane and Bernard M?nard, both aged 75, called her around 2:30 a.m. on the night of Friday to Saturday, to inform her of their misfortune.

    She said her parents felt weak and fragile. They were confined to their cabin aboard the boat, which has been in quarantine since February 5 in a port southwest of Tokyo.

    M?nard added that her father and mother, who live in Gatineau, were waiting to be transported by ambulance to a military hospital where they will be placed in segregation until they recover.

    To date, 15 Canadian passengers have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 285 people contracted the coronavirus on the ship after 67 new cases were discovered on Saturday.
    ...
    MONTRÉAL — Un couple québécois de Gatineau, passager à bord du navire de croisière Diamond Princess placé en quarantaine au Japon, est atteint du coronavirus, a indiqué samedi sa fille. Chantal Ménard a dit lors d'une entrevue à La Presse canadienne que ses parents, Bernard et Diane Ménard, âgés respectivement de 75 et de 73 ans, l'avaient appelée vers 2h30, dans la nuit de […]

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  • sharon sanders
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    From: "Media@cdc.gov (CDC)" <sohco@CDC.GOV>
    To: MMWR-MEDIA@LISTSERV.CDC.GOV
    Subject: CDC Media Statement: Diamond Princess Repatriation
    Date: Feb 15, 2020 11:21 AM

    Media Statement

    For Immediate Release
    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Contact: CDC Media Relations
    (404) 639-3286

    Diamond Princess Repatriation

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is supporting the Department of State-led mission to repatriate U.S. citizens who want to return to the United States from Japan, currently aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. HHS is committed to protecting the health and safety of all Americans. To fulfill our responsibilities to U.S. citizens, as well as to reduce the burden on the Japanese healthcare system, the U.S. government recommends that U.S. citizens disembark and return to the United States for further monitoring. These measures are consistent with the careful policies we have instituted to limit the potential spread of the disease.

    There are approximately 400 U.S. citizens onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Due to the dynamic nature of the outbreak, the U.S. government recommends that U.S. citizens disembark and return to the United States. Americans returned by flights chartered by the State Department will be subject to a 14-day, federal quarantine and be housed at two existing federal quarantine sites for repatriated travelers:

    ? Travis Air Force Base in California
    ? Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas

    Those passengers returning from Japan will be housed separately from individuals already in quarantine from previous Wuhan repatriation flights. All travelers from Japan will be screened before boarding the State Department-chartered aircraft to prevent symptomatic travelers from departing Japan. These planes will be met by a team of U.S. Government personnel deployed there to assess the health of the passengers. The passengers will be screened before leaving the ship and monitored and evaluated by medical and public health personnel every step of the way, including before takeoff, during the flight, and after arrival. U.S. Government staff will conduct risk assessments to ensure the health of each traveler, including temperature checks and observation for respiratory symptoms.

    Travelers will be monitored during the flight to Travis Air Force Base where all travelers will be screened again. Any passengers taken onward to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland will be monitored during that flight as well and screened upon arrival in Texas.

    This is an evolving situation and every day we learn more about this virus. We continue to believe the risk of exposure to novel coronavirus 2019 to the general public is currently low. The U.S. Government is taking these measures to fully assess and care for these repatriated Americans to protect them, their loved ones, and their communities. We are deeply grateful to the government of Japan for their extraordinary care and hospitality and their assistance facilitating the care and return of our citizens.

    For the latest information on the outbreak, visit CDC’s Novel Coronavirus 2019 website.

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.pix11.com/news/national-...ip-to-fly-home


    US Embassy: Americans aboard quarantined ship to fly home
    Posted: 8:07 AM, Feb 15, 2020
    Updated: 8:07 AM, Feb 15, 2020
    By: Associated Press

    TOKYO — Americans aboard a quarantined ship will be flown back home on a chartered flight Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Japan said.

    About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ncess-12438486

    67 more coronavirus cases on Japan cruise ship
    15 Feb 2020 05:49PM
    (Updated: 15 Feb 2020 07:35PM)

    TOKYO: Another 67 people onboard a cruise ship quarantined off Japan's coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the country's health minister said on Saturday (Feb 15).

    The new cases, from 217 tests, bring the number of people diagnosed on the Diamond Princess to 285, excluding a quarantine officer who also contracted the illness...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.chinanews.com/gj/2020/02-14/9090666.shtml

    "Diamond Princess" cruise virus test starts on 14th, some passengers are allowed to disembark first
    08:48, February 14, 2020 Source: China News Network

    China News Service, February 14th. According to a Japanese media report, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan stated that on the 14th, passengers on the "Diamond Princess" cruise ship will be tested for a new coronavirus. The test results are negative for those over 80 years old. Will disembark first.

    According to reports, on the 13th, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare decided to let the Princess Diamond get off the ship in advance if it is elderly, has a basic illness, or has no window in the room. These passengers must first be tested for virus on the ship and confirmed negative, and they have the intention to disembark, and then live in a place specially prepared by the Japanese side for further isolation.

    According to Kyodo News Agency, most of the passengers on the "Diamond Princess" cruise ship are elderly, with 226 passengers over 80 years old.

    It is reported that "Diamond Princess" is currently moored at the port of Yokohama, Japan, and 218 of the approximately 3,700 people on board have been diagnosed with new crown pneumonia.












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  • sharon sanders
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    About new coronavirus infectious disease confirmed in cruise ship during quarantine in Yokohama Port (the eighth report)

     The cruise ship Diamond Princess, which arrived at Yokohama Port on February 3, is under quarantine at sea. In addition, a new coronavirus test was newly conducted, and positive results were confirmed for 44 of the 221 patients whose results were found. In the future, it will be transported to medical institutions with infectious disease wards. Positive results were confirmed in 218 of the 713 tests.

     Some of the conveyed persons 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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