Israeli with fever on ship off Japan coast suspected of contracting coronavirus

Coronavirus Another 41 catch virus on quarantined cruise ship

Another 39 people aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said Wednesday, as thousands more steel themselves for a second week in quarantine.

While on the ship, he didn't report any symptoms, which left more than 3,700 passengers and crew potentially exposed. An Indian crew member aboard the identical ship has despatched an emergency message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi looking for assist to "convey again safely".

"The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare sent 45 additional doctors, 55 nurses and 45 pharmacists on board to address the backlog in medical services and medication needs of passengers", the consulate said.

'If our [un] infected people will be separated from Diamond Princess cruise they may survive.

When the boat arrived off Japan, authorities initially tested almost 300 people of the 3,711 aboard for the virus, gradually evacuating dozens who were infected to local medical facilities.

While under quarantine on the Diamond Princess, passengers are confined to their staterooms for most of the day. One quarantine officer has also been infected, according to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Over 3,600 people onboard the Diamond Princess were placed under quarantine on Tuesday at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, after it emerged that a passenger who had disembarked in Hong Kong late last month had tested positive for the virus. Approximately half the ship's passengers are from Japan. Four were in serious condition, Kato said.

In a statement, it said: "The Japanese Ministry of Health has confirmed this is the last batch to be tested and the quarantine end date will be February 19, unless there are any other unforeseen developments".

"We must think about the safety of our people", Anutin told reporters in Bangkok on Wednesday.

"The issue with quarantine remains the lack of ability in a closed environment like this to maintain infection prevention measures on a ship", said Dr. Eric Cioe-Pena, director of global health at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, New York.

The coronavirus outbreak originated in central China's Hubei province in December past year.



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