Coronavirus: American cruise passengers quarantined at USA bases

Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2020

Canada announced February 15 that they plan on evacuating its residents from the quarantined ship.

The news was announced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), who revealed in a statement that they were "working to organise" the evacuations of the 74 British people on board the ship.

The crew, some of whom have complained about conditions on board, are also expected to remain to observe another quarantine period after the last passengers leave the ship.

The telemedicine app is now being used with Israelis who returned from China and who, according to Health Ministry instructions, must be in quarantine for 14 days, the incubation period of the virus. "The embassy is touch with the national who are successfully braving out the situation and understand public health safety concerns in such situations".

Before boarding in Japan, passengers will be screened for symptoms, it said adding those who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to board and will instead be transferred to the Japanese health system to receive appropriate care.

"This technology is the flawless solution to provide care for inpatients infected with coronavirus, while protecting staff from contagion", said Galia Barkai, head of telemedicine services at Sheba.

A couple from Northamptonshire in quarantine onboard a cruise ship in Japan have confirmed they have proved positive for Coronavirus.

Will all of them be quarantined for 14 days? They were so positive and optimistic, lots of us have followed their videos. they were pleased they had a balcony so they could see out, get some fresh air.

In total, six Irish citizens were on board the Princess Diamond Cruise Ship.

In the event of large numbers of infected patients who are not severely ill, Sheba will use a very sophisticated telemedicine app that will enable patients to receive treatment at home.

Japanese health officials say a 14-day quarantine on the ship is adequate, citing results that all but one of more than 500 Japanese returnees from Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus in China, who initially tested negative were also found to be virus-free at the end of their 14-day quarantine at government facilities.

Another 44 Americans from the cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus Sunday and had been taken to hospitals in Japan.

Japan has taken test samples from all passengers and crew members on board. Medical experts examined American passengers on the ship and determined that at least 328 of them could be evacuated.

Mr. Haering said he had not heard from anyone at Princess Cruises, the company that operates the Diamond Princess, since he arrived at the hospital. But the virus has already made its way into local communities across Japan, where untraceable cases have been popping up already, he said.

The Japanese Health Ministry has been carrying out tests on passengers and crew on the ship, docked in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo. "At that time, the global community was trying to contain the virus", Mr. Omi said.

New Zealander Wren Manuel had initially said he and his wife would not take the Australian flight because they did not want to be quarantined again.

"I am glad for my aunts and uncles to be in the US and to be receiving treatment here", said JoAnn LaRoche Lee, one of Mr.