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Diamond Princess food has changed from gourmet to ghastly overnight
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2020, 05:56:10 PM »
"Before the quarantine, she said, “We were eating, you know, filet mignon, lobster tails, crème brûlée, anything you wanted. So, they went from gourmet to ghastly overnight.”

https://wtop.com/health-fitness/2020/02/from-gourmet-to-ghastly-woman-stuck-on-cruise-quarantined-in-japan/


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Princess promises to work to keep all Diamond Princess guests comfortable
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2020, 06:00:49 PM »
"The health and safety of our guests and crew remains our top priority. We continue to work closely with the Japan Ministry of Health on all protocols and procedures while ensuring the comfort and well-being of our guests," Kamali said in the statement.

The cruise line promised, "Guests will continue to be provided complimentary internet and telephone … the ship’s company is working to keep all guests comfortable."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/02/06/coronavirus-cruise-ship-denied-by-japan-philippines-holland-america/4676988002/


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Coronavirus cases on Diamond Princess cruise ship rise to 63
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2020, 04:14:10 PM »
"Two more passengers, including another American, have fallen ill on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that is quarantined off the coast of Japan, bringing the ship's total to 63 passengers who have been diagnosed with coronavirus. "

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/02/08/coronavirus-cruise-ships-diamond-princess-cases-rise-japan-coast/4693112002/

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Diamond Princess passenger tweets food reviews
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2020, 04:17:38 PM »
“Quarantine leads to new experiences, like Japanese yogurt with aloe vera. Not bad at all, despite tasting a little like yogurt mixed with suntan lotion. "

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/diamond-princess-quarantine-passenger-food-reviews


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The quarantine will last 12 more days UNLESS another person tests positive
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2020, 04:25:09 PM »
"The quarantine will last 12 more days, unless another person tests positive for the virus."

“At this point, they feel like they’re essentially sitting on a petri dish,” Rhodes-Courter said."

"Mario Mendizabal, a doctor who specializes in family medicine, wrote Friday on Facebook that he did not feel safe in the environment and hoped for an evacuation of healthy passengers."

"Gay Courter told ABC News on Friday that she has diabetes and doesn’t have two weeks’ worth of insulin."

https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida/2020/02/08/citrus-county-residents-among-those-quarantined-on-diamond-princess-in-japan/


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"We are breathing recirculated air"
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2020, 04:30:31 PM »
"Mendizabal and her husband, Mario, 75, who are from Crystal River, Fla., feel stranded as they run out of clean clothes and patience.

"We are trying to somehow reach the State Department in hopes they will get us off here," Vana Mendizabal said in a phone call from the couple's cabin. "We are confined to our cabins, we're breathing recirculated air, and it's not a healthy environment for us to be staying in."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/honeymooner-among-61-people-on-cruise-ship-confirmed-as-having-coronavirus/2020/02/07/30a980b4-4961-11ea-8a1f-de1597be6cbc_story.html

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New Cases To Reset The Isolation Clock
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2020, 04:38:08 PM »
"The quarantine would be extended every time a new case of the Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed on the ship.

The coronavirus quarantine that has kept some 3,700 people aboard the cruise ship was to end on Feb. 19 – but that date will be reset if any new samples from people on the ship test positive for the virus, Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization's emergencies program."

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/07/803843303/on-cruise-ship-quarantined-in-japan-any-new-cases-would-reset-the-isolation-cloc

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Hundreds of thousands of visitors expected for the Summer Olympics in July
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2020, 04:47:19 PM »
"Now, with the disclosure that 64 people from that ship have tested positive for the virus, Japan is scrambling to prevent a larger outbreak even as it prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors for the Summer Olympics starting in Tokyo in July."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/world/asia/coronavirus-japan-cruise-ship.html

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Kindnesses by the crew - Dwindling medicine
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2020, 04:51:26 PM »
"As Japanese officials loaded the Diamond Princess with supplies to make the quarantine as bearable as possible, passengers took to social media to highlight kindnesses by the crew — and to complain about dwindling medicine, the quality of the food and their inability to exercise or even leave their cabins."

https://ktla.com/2020/02/07/santa-clarita-radio-station-owners-among-2600-quarantined-aboard-cruise-ship-with-61-coronavirus-cases/

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Virus could have spread on an excursion bus trip in Kagoshima
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2020, 05:10:29 PM »
“The people coming out of the rooms were swab-tested before us, basically, their words were, ‘We’re doomed. We have been on the same bus trip as this chap.’”

She believes she contracted the virus while on a port call to the Japanese city of Kagoshima last month. The man from Hong Kong who brought the virus on board was also on that trip."

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/world/virus-ship-diamond-princess-replenishes-at-sea-as-passengers-make-best-of-it/news-story/4fdc26bdfad0293f3dcb45f6d58e9418

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Number of coronavirus cases on quarantined cruise ship rises to 70
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2020, 03:55:05 PM »
"Six more cases of coronavirus were confirmed aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship Sunday, bringing the number of infected people on the boat off the coast of Japan to 70."

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-diamond-princess-quarantined-cruise-ship-japan-coronavirus-20200209-hpixq42jvrgbnltryctdhrqhze-story.html

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Newly infected include all from the crew
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2020, 04:02:05 PM »
Other newly infected include four citizens of the Philippines and one resident of Hong Kong with U.S. citizenship. All of them are members of the crew. The patients have been evacuated from the ship to hospital."

https://www.unian.info/world/10866287-ukrainian-citizen-on-board-diamond-princess-liner-gets-infected-with-new-coronavirus.html



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Mental health counselors being made available by Princess
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2020, 04:10:58 PM »
"On board the Diamond Princess cruise - the ship quarantined just off the coast of Japan - another six coronavirus cases have been confirmed.

Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said in a statement that the situation was "unprecedented" and is "the focus of our entire global organisation".

The company added that they are working closely with the Japanese Ministry of Health and are actively looking for the "most effective ways to keep guests healthy".

    "[This] includes mental health. Telephone access has been arranged for guests with trained counsellors. Both English and Japanese-speaking counsellors are available, and guests can call directly from their staterooms.   

    "Printed newspapers in 30 languages are now available. The ship’s entertainment team has added TV satellite stations along with an additional 50 plus movies added in various languages.

    "Guests also have access to fitness and exercise videos such as Tai Chi and yoga."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/09/coronavirus-news-uk-outbreak-china-virus-latest/


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Re: * * Now 70 cases of coronavirus - Diamond Princess * *
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2020, 05:53:38 PM »
"Only one of the 64 70 people infected by the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship is reportedly in critical condition, according to Japan's health ministry. But the number of people on the ship who are contracting the virus is increasing every day, with three more testing positive on Saturday. "

https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/wife-of-pocatello-native-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-aboard-quarantined/article_69c4ef8d-9f08-5e55-9bc2-eafd0ee7268d.html

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Princess will pay all travel costs plus another cruise at a later date.
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2020, 08:54:47 PM »
"A press officer for Princess Cruises said the ship was equipped with a filtration system “that meets the standards and is comparable to those found in land-based hotels, resorts and casinos.”

Late Sunday night, Princess sent a letter to all passengers on board saying it would fully refund the costs of the cruise, including air travel and hotels, and that passengers would get vouchers for another cruise at a later date."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/09/world/asia/japan-ship-coronavirus.html