Coronavirus Infected Traveler Causes Quarantine Of Cruise Ship In Japan

Japan Quarantines Cruise Ship After Traveler Infected W/ Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS – Japan’s government quarantines Yokohama-bound cruise ship after a passenger tested positive for deadly coronavirus.

The 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) is one of the most discussed topics online. Wuhan City, China, with a population of 11 million is the epicenter of the deadly virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the virus a global health emergency.

Following a previous article, the global death toll due to the virus had now reached 426 people and 19,000 cases have been confirmed globally. Experts believe nCoV could potentially be a pandemic.

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On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said their officials have started developing new diagnostic test kits to battle coronavirus. He said they will prioritize their citizens’ lives and health first because the situation of the outbreak is changing every day.

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Based on a report from GMA News, the government of Japan said they would quarantine the cruise ship after a Hong Kong man board on it last month. The 80-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus.

The man flew to Japan and boarded the Diamond Princess owned by Carnival Japan Incorporated in Yokohama on January 20 and disembarked on January 25.

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According to the report, the Hong Kong man developed a cough before going on board. On January 30, he suffered from a fever. He was later confirmed that he was infected by the deadly virus in Hong Kong.

The cruise ship said they would review the crew and the guests after one of the passengers tested positive for nCoV.

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Based on the report, the chief Cabinet of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, said their authorities would quarantine the cruise ship.

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