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US News Passengers and crew leave coronavirus-hit ship as quarantine ends

13:21  19 february  2020
13:21  19 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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About 500 passengers have left the Diamond Princess cruise ship at the end of a two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of coronavirus Results were still pending for some other passengers and crew among the original 3,711 people on board the vessel. Japan’s government has

• Almost 450 passengers allowed to leave quarantined cruise ship in Japan. Two people diagnosed with the coronavirus known as COVID-19 and connected to a quarantined cruise ship Cruise ship passengers leave as two-week coronavirus quarantine ends , more cases confirmed. There were about 3,700 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess before the quarantine .

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Hundreds of people who have been stuck on board a coronavirus-hit cruise ship for two weeks are being allowed to disembark.

The controversial quarantine on the Diamond Princess has now ended - and over the past fortnight, more than 540 passengers and crew have fallen ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

About 500 people are going to be allowed to leave the ship on Wednesday, and about 2,000 others will be gradually evacuated between now and Friday.

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The beleaguered ship has been under quarantine and docked in Yokohama, Japan, since Feb. 3, with some 3,700 passengers and crew on board. But during that time, 621 passengers have been infected with the new coronavirus , leading to worries that measures to prevent the spread of the virus on the

Japan faces censure for a "chaotic" quarantine on a ship as those free of coronavirus begin to leave . At least 621 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess have so far been infected by the Covid-19 virus - the biggest cluster outside mainland China. How did the ship end up in quarantine ?

a group of people wearing costumes: A passenger leaves the Diamond Princess after spending two weeks in quarantine © Getty A passenger leaves the Diamond Princess after spending two weeks in quarantine The ship is currently moored off the coast of Yokohama in Japan, and the Foreign Office is hopeful that affected Britons will be able to get a flight back to the UK later this week.

Officials have warned British passengers and crew that they may not be able to get on the plane if they leave the ship - and that they will need to complete another 14 days of isolation when they land in Britain.

Vicki Presland, an Australian tourist on board the Diamond Princess, has said she is "very keen to get off this ship" after being confined to her cabin.

A bus carrying passengers leave the port after passengers disembarked from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking Wednesday. © ASSOCIATED PRESS A bus carrying passengers leave the port after passengers disembarked from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking Wednesday.

Passengers who have tested negative for the coronavirus and have no symptoms have had to get their body temperature checked before they are allowed to disembark.

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Hundreds of passengers stuck for weeks on the coronavirus -plagued Diamond Princess in Japan are finally getting their freedom, even as Wednesday marked the end of the two-week quarantine imposed on the vessel when it docked in Japan, and about 500 passengers who tested negative for

Some people in their ship cabins waved farewell from their balconies as fellow passengers returned to dry land, with soldiers helping to escort the elderly.

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A 77-year-old Japanese man, who disembarked with his wife, told Kyodo News: "I'm a bit concerned if I'm okay to get off the ship, but it was getting very difficult physically. For now, we just want to celebrate."

Crew members, who have continued working throughout the two-week quarantine period, are expected to stay on the ship.

New cases of COVID-19 have continued to emerge on board - 88 people tested positive on Tuesday, and 99 on Monday.

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  South Korea reports first virus death as 2.5m urged to stay home in city The mayor of Daegu asked all citizens to stay indoors and pleaded for help from the central government. (Lee Moo-ryul/Newsis via AP) South Korea has reported its first death from coronavirus, as officials in one major city urged its 2.5 million residents to avoid going outside as cases spiked.The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention did not immediately provide details of the death, but authorities earlier said the country had confirmed a total of 82 cases of the Covid-19 virus.

Quarantine ends for majority of Wuhan evacuees. 2 former passengers on quarantined cruise ship in Japan have died. The deaths appear to be the first involving cases from the Diamond Princess, which was quarantined off Yokohama with around 3,700 passengers and crew after a Six other people and families of the two dead have also been put under quarantine as schools and

The crew were not allowed to leave the ship in several countries, after one passenger who had disembarked tested positive for COVID-19. On 24 March, one person who was a passenger on the 8–19 March cruise aboard Ruby Princess died after a coronavirus diagnosis.[247] As of 30 March, at

Gallery: Coronavirus outbreak (Photo Services)

In other developments: 

  • More than 2,000 people worldwide have now died from COVID-19 since the outbreak began
  • Six of these deaths were outside mainland China - with the latest fatality reported in Hong Kong
  • The number of new suspected and confirmed cases in China has fallen for the second day in a row
  • Global health experts say it is too early to predict how the coronavirus epidemic will play out

Passenger walks out from the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 19, 2020. © Thomson Reuters Passenger walks out from the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 19, 2020. On Tuesday, a study of 45,000 confirmed COVID-19 patients - carried about by Chinese health officials - revealed that about 80% of cases were mild.

The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said 14% had severe symptoms such as pneumonia and 5% had critical symptoms.

The sick and elderly were most at risk and medical staff are at a high risk, the report found.

People with luggages and workers in protective suits stand near buses used to transport passengers from the cruise ship Diamond Princess, at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 19, 2020. © Thomson Reuters People with luggages and workers in protective suits stand near buses used to transport passengers from the cruise ship Diamond Princess, at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 19, 2020. Men were more likely to die, with a 2.8% mortality rate, while women had a 1.7% chance of dying.

The UK's prime minister, Boris Johnson, has spoken to Xi Jinping on the phone - telling the president that he "loves China" and stands ready to fight "shoulder to shoulder" against COVID-19.

Boris Johnson will wait another 3 days before holding his first 'emergency' meeting on the coronavirus crisis .
Boris Johnson has been labeled a "part-time prime minister" after delaying an emergency meeting on the coronavirus until next week.The UK prime minister, who has come under growing criticism in recent weeks for refusing to visit flood-hit areas across the country, will hold a so-called emergency Cobra meeting with senior ministers and health chiefs on Monday.

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