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Cruise passengers land after two weeks of virus fears

Passengers on a cruise ship that was turned away from ports around Asia over fears they could be carrying the new coronavirus finally began disembarking in Cambodia on Friday. Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen welcomed around 100 tourists who were handed flowers as they stepped ashore after an uncertain two weeks at sea. The Westerdam […] The post Cruise passengers land after two weeks of virus fears appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneFeb 14th, 2020

Cruise passengers scatter, take Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A scramble intensified Monday, February 17, to trace passengers from a US cruise liner allowed to disembark  in Cambodia despite at least one traveler later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus.  There are fears scores of cruise goers have been scattered across the world without ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Malaysia insists virus diagnosis from cruise passenger is correct

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia insisted Sunday, February 16, it had correctly diagnosed coronavirus in an elderly American woman from the Westerdam cruise ship despite all passengers having been given a clean bill of health when they disembarked in Cambodia. The vessel was at sea for two weeks and barred ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Cruise passengers scatter, take Cambodia tours

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AFP) — A scramble intensified Monday to trace passengers from a US cruise liner allowed to disembark in Cambodia despite at least one traveler later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus. There are fears scores of cruise goers have been scattered across the world without full health checks — as Cambodia on […] The post Cruise passengers scatter, take Cambodia tours appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Japan cruise ship virus cases jump to 218 as elderly offered escape

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Japan said Thursday, February 13, it would allow some elderly passengers off a quarantined cruise ship and into government-designated lodging, as the number of new coronavirus cases on the vessel jumped to 218. Thousands of passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess – the single largest cluster of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

All-at-sea cruise ship finally gets permission to berth

PATTAYA, Thailand (UPDATED) – Aboard a US cruise ship that was rejected at Asian ports over  coronavirus fears, stoic passengers kept their spirits up with poolside yoga, spin classes, comedy shows and a few drinks. But the 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members of the Westerdam really rejoiced on Wednesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Japan cruise ship virus cases climb to 174

YOKOHAMA, Japan: 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. With 174 confirmed cases, the ship that arrived with over 3,700 passengers and crew has become the largest single cluster of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Japan Cruise: Number of nCoV-infected Passengers Rises

The number of passengers tested positive for the novel coronavirus onboard a cruise ship in Japan has reached 61, local media reported on Friday. Japan’s Health Ministry said over 41 people were tested positive with symptoms of the virus which originated in central China’s Wuhan city in December last year. Around 3,700 passengers and crew […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

10 more sick with virus on one of two isolated cruise ships

BEIJING: Ten more people were sickened with a new virus aboard one of two quarantined cruise ships with some 5,400 passengers and crew aboard, health officials in Japan said Thursday, as China reported 73 more deaths and the World Health Organization appealed for more funds to help countries battle the spread of the disease. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

Japan quarantines 3,500 on cruise ship over new coronavirus

TOKYO, Japan – Japan has quarantined a cruise ship carrying 3,500 people and was testing passengers for the new coronavirus on Tuesday, February 4 after a passenger who departed in Hong Kong tested positive for the virus. Television footage showed images of several quarantine officers entering the Diamond Princess ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

Singapore bars arrivals from China over virus fears

Singapore on Friday announced a sweeping ban on arrivals and transit passengers from mainland China as authorities toughened measures to prevent the spread of a deadly virus. The move was a dramatic expansion of earlier measures by Singapore that affected only arrivals from central Hubei province and came after the World Health Organization declared the […] The post Singapore bars arrivals from China over virus fears appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

Chinatowns feel the brunt of virus panic

Melbourne---Normally bustling century-old Chinatowns from Melbourne to San Francisco have fallen quiet and businesses are struggling to survive as fears over the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak ripple around the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News13 hr. 20 min. ago

Japan completes virus testing for quarantined ship

All passengers and crew onboard a ship quarantined off Japan have now been tested for the new coronavirus, the government said Tuesday, as more countries moved to evacuate citizens from the boat. South Korea became the latest to announce it would remove its citizens from the Diamond Princess, where more than 400 people have tested […] The post Japan completes virus testing for quarantined ship appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News20 hr. 45 min. ago

China arrests activist criticizing Xi over virus

Police in China have arrested a prominent activist who had been a fugitive for weeks and criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic while in hiding, a rights group said Tuesday. Anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong was arrested on Saturday after being on the run since December, according to Amnesty International. China’s ruling Communist […] The post China arrests activist criticizing Xi over virus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News20 hr. 45 min. ago

Exit from virus ship underway

The government is preparing to repatriate more than 500 Filipinos onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, after 16 more of them tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number to 27, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Compensation awaits cruise ship crew, passengers

Carnival’s Princess Cruises said it will compensate quarantined crew members who are caring for more than 2,000 passengers on a ship docked in Japan as the coronavirus disease 2019 continues to spread among those aboard. An additional 99 people have tested positive on Monday, Japanese media said, citing new figures from the health ministry which […] The post Compensation awaits cruise ship crew, passengers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Gov t finalizing plans for evacuation of Filipinos in virus-infected cruise ship

Twenty-seven of the people aboard the vessel who contracted the coronavirus disease are Filipinos, the Department of Foreign Affairs said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

70 more aboard ship virus-hit

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) on the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined at the port of Yokohama in Japan since Feb. 5 has risen to 355, the country’s health minister said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Cambodia Gets More Praise for Allowing Cruise Ship to Dock

SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA - The cruise ship that was allowed to dock in Cambodia after being turned away at five other ports by authorities fearful of the spread of the deadly new virus from China di.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Cambodia Gets More Praise for Allowing Cruise Ship to Dock

SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA - The cruise ship that was allowed to dock in Cambodia after being turned away at five other ports by authorities fearful of the spread of the deadly new virus from China di.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Tokyo holds Olympic torch rehearsal as specter of virus looms

    TOKYO, Japan – Tokyo Olympic organizers held a dummy run for the torch relay Saturday, February 15, as fears over the coronavirus epidemic continue to cast a dark shadow over preparations for this summer's Games. A quartet of runners carried unlit torches for some 200 meters each as organizers meticulously went ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020