3 more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

3 more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship
3 more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details 3 more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - TOKYO — Three more people on a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the number aboard to 64, the government said on Saturday, with passengers facing a two-week quarantine.

The latest confirmation came a day after an additional 41 passengers were found to have contracted the virus, which has killed hundreds of people, most of them in China, where it has infected more than 30,000 on the mainland.

Japanese authorities have so far tested about 280 people on board the Diamond Princess, which was quarantined after a former passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong last month was diagnosed with the virus.

Test results from six more people were released on Saturday, with three of them confirmed infected, the health ministry said.

The three passengers are two Americans — a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s — and a Chinese woman in her 30s, the ministry said without giving their names.

They have already been sent to hospital, it added.

There were more than 3,700 passengers and crew on the ship when it arrived off Japan's coast on Monday evening. It docked in Yokohama on Thursday to resupply for a quarantine that could last until Feb. 19.

One of those found infected is in serious condition. Many on board are elderly and at greater risk of developing complications from the virus.

Testing was initially carried out on those who displayed symptoms or had come into close contact with the former passenger diagnosed.

Japan has already reported at least 25 cases of coronavirus aside from the infections on board the ship, and evacuated hundreds of citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the pathogen emerged, including on a fourth flight Friday.

Passengers on the ship have been asked to stay inside their cabins to prevent new infections and expressed confusion and frustration.

The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Tokyo to provide sufficient support, including mental care, for the passengers and patients.

"There's a lot to do to support those patients. Not just from the point of view of their physical health but from a mental health perspective," Michael Ryan, head of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, told reporters in Geneva on Friday.

"It's quite scary, very, very scary to be in that situation," he said. "It's a very stressful situation for those individuals."

But he also called for calm, saying: "Let's be careful here not to overreact. This is a very close community living in very close quarters."

Separately, the foreign ministry said a Japanese man in his 60s with a suspected coronavirus infection has died at a hospital in Wuhan.

He would be the first Japanese victim of the outbreak if his diagnosis is confirmed.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent his condolences to his bereaved family and renewed his pledge to contain the outbreak.

"Protecting our people's lives and health is the top priority," Abe told reporters.

"I will do my best to prevent the spread and take necessary measures without hesitation." — AFP

These were the details of the news 3 more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV US court approves US$800m settlement in Las Vegas mass shooting
NEXT Migrants hoping to reach EU stranded in Bosnian woods as cold sets in