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"Some" tested elderly to be allowed to disembark first
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2020, 02:37:28 PM »
"But in some good news for the 3,500-odd passengers and crew who have been stuck onboard since Feb. 3, Japan said it would allow some elderly people who have tested negative for the coronavirus to disembark ahead of schedule."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan-ship/japan-to-allow-elderly-on-cruise-ship-to-disembark-earlier-than-planned-nhk-idUSKBN20708N


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Re: * * Now 218 reported cases of coronavirus - Diamond Princess * *
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2020, 02:44:50 PM »
I would have hated to have in inside cabin for that cruise.  :'(

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Voluntary disembarkation process over the next several days
« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2020, 05:15:50 PM »
“Princess Cruises has been informed that over the next several days, Japanese health officials are planning a voluntary disembarkation of guests to complete their quarantine period at a shoreside facility,” the cruise line wrote in an update on its website. “From the information available it is our understanding that this will be a phased approach, with the most medically vulnerable guests in the first phase, including older adults with pre-existing health conditions.”

"Once screened, guests who test positive will be transported to local hospitals. Those who test negative will be given the option of relocating to a shoreside facility, with individual rooms and bathrooms, for the final stages of quarantine. Guests are “also welcome to stay" on the Diamond Princess, if they so choose."

https://www.foxnews.com/health/44-new-coronavirus-cases-diamond-princess-passengers-guest-disembarkation.amp

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Re: * * Now 218 reported cases of coronavirus - Diamond Princess * *
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2020, 02:21:57 PM »
I would have hated to have in inside cabin for that cruise.  :'(

Its no longer a cruise. Its a nightmare.

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Formal balcony wear requested
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2020, 03:14:59 PM »
“They want us to wear masks when we're out on our balconies now, but other than that it's pretty much status quo,” said Jerri Jorgensen."

https://wlos.com/news/local/quarantined-cruise-ship-passengers-with-ties-to-the-mountains-may-be-able-to-disembark

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Real hotbed of disease says passenger
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2020, 03:19:02 PM »
“This ship has become a real hotbed of disease and every day as more people are diagnosed and,” Hopland said. “I believe it’s evidence the current quarantine is ineffective.”

Hopland says it’s time for the U.S. government to evacuate American passengers and manage their quarantine.

He’s worried what will happen if – after two weeks – passengers are told to go home without being tested.

“If we are in an ineffective quarantine and then brought back to the U.S. and possibly spread the infection, we might have a tremendous health problem in the United States.”

https://www.wjhl.com/news/local/congressman-roe-assisting-tri-cities-couple-on-quarantined-coronavirus-ship/

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Molesky's from Syracuse, NY like their balcony view
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2020, 03:22:17 PM »
"Despite the tiny rooms, dirty sheets and boring food, some passengers appear to feel like they are still on holiday – despite being quarantined.

Cheryl and Paul Molesky, from Syracuse, New York, can be seen in their YouTube videos lounging, often in plush bathrobes, on their balcony, enjoying the sweeping views of a glittering, sun-streaked ocean and the snow-capped Mount Fuji."

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-cruise-ship-quarantine-095623750.html

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Re: * * Now 218 reported cases of coronavirus - Diamond Princess * *
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2020, 03:55:49 PM »
I really wonder how many of the tens of thousands of people who once thought of a cruise vacation will never give it another consideration.
Surely none of those that were trapped onboard any of the mentioned ships.

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At least 80 years of age or older are now allowed to disembark
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2020, 09:27:37 PM »
"The Japanese Health Ministry said passengers allowed to leave so far are elderly — at least 80 or older — or have a medical condition, or have a windowless room on the ship. They must also have tested negative for the new coronavirus."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1136856


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Doctor on board says "this is no quarantine - it's just a pack of people"
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2020, 09:34:56 PM »
"In an interview, Hopland called the ship a "petri dish" and criticized Japanese authorities' management of the situation. Passengers have received little information about the virus' spread on board or how the crew is being protected.

"This is no quarantine — it's just a pack of people," he said. "The crew is scared to death … they're frightened and they're packed together in tight quarters, working elbow to elbow."

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/14/escaping-the-coronavirus-petri-dish-doctor-lawmakers-seek-evacuations-from-quarantined-cruise-115143

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Not a very gala Valentine's Day on the Diamond Princess
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2020, 09:45:52 PM »
"Wearing a red dress and a red hair tie, the ship's entertainment manager Natalie posted a Valentine's Day video on Twitter to try to keep spirits up."

"Passengers on board were being offered a "Valentine's Day" breakfast, Smith said.

"We were reminded what day it was by the delivery of what the crew member said was a 'special' breakfast," he said.

"Not sure why hard-boiled eggs, sausage, and sauteed mushrooms are special."

The dinner menu, on the other hand, promises several special treats in honor of the day.

"Cupid's Avocado and Shrimp salad" to start, followed by "Shrimp Valentine Japanese style with rice and vegetables."

The main course is the French classic Coq au Vin with mashed potato and vegetables, and a "Valentine's Day surprise dessert of the day" is promised.

"Coq au Vin, yes please," tweeted Yardley Wong, who has been posting her efforts to keep her young son entertained on the quarantined vessel.

"A special meal for Valentine's Day, a reserved bottle of red," she added, with her usual hashtag #hanginthereDiamondPrincess and a picture of a bottle of wine.

She also posted a drawing by her six-year-old son for Valentine's Day, with the caption "Stay strong, we are with you Diamond Princess."

'Then she was gone'

American passenger Jackie joked that she had big plans for Valentine's Day on the cruise, which has proved far from the gala holiday everyone planned."

https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/251839-japan-begin-moving-some-off-quarantined-cruise-ship

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Re: Not a very gala Valentine's Day on the Diamond Princess
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2020, 05:40:00 AM »
"Wearing a red dress and a red hair tie, the ship's entertainment manager Natalie posted a Valentine's Day video on Twitter to try to keep spirits up."



https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/251839-japan-begin-moving-some-off-quarantined-cruise-ship

Sounds like a tough job considering the circumstances.

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Rather be on the ship than in shore isolation
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2020, 12:16:50 PM »
“I think honestly the ship was a better place for him,” she said in the text. “He’s not on any medication, just isolation.”

John Haering said in a FaceTime interview Friday that he’d “much rather be on the cruise ship” than in isolation.

“Here my bed is a 3-inch pad and I have to use, the pillows were like a bean bag, so I basically used my sheet as my pillow. I get my three meals a day, which are Japanese meals, which is a huge difference.”

On the ship, he said, he slept comfortably in a “nice bed” and enjoyed television with American stations.

“They brought us meals with fruit, juices, water, whatever you want,” he said. “Here you get what’s put through the slot. I’m concerned if my wife, if she tests positive, she’d have to come to a facility like this. So, I’m hoping for the best on that.”

Melanie Haering hadn’t been tested as of Friday morning in Japan. "

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/2/14/21138662/cruise-ship-coronavirus-confirmed-utah-families-japan-diamond-princess

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"The U.S. State Department will evacuate American citizens and their families aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in a Japanese port for nearly two weeks as many passengers are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. "

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/us-to-evacuate-american-citizens-aboard-quarantined-cruise-ship-in-japan-report/articleshow/74145080.cms

"Those who choose to fly back on the evacuation planes will be quarantined for 14 days once they arrive."

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/15/asia/coronavirus-covid-19-update-intl-hnk/
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U.S. passengers subjected to an expanded quarantine of nearly four weeks
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2020, 12:45:23 PM »
The chartered aircraft will arrive in Japan late Sunday. Passengers will be flown to Travis Air Force Base in California, with some continuing to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo said in a letter to passengers and crew that was posted online Saturday.

Everyone will get a checkup before being allowed on the chartered flight, and those who show symptoms of sickness will not be permitted to board the plane, the embassy said.

After arriving in the U.S., all of the passengers will need to go through another 14 days of quarantine, the letter said - meaning they will have been under quarantine for a total of nearly four weeks."

"One of the American passengers, Matthew Smith, who has been tweeting aboard the ship, including photos of the food passengers have been given, expressed disappointment at what he called “a monkey wrench” the American government was throwing into the quarantine aboard the ship.

Smith complained about having to begin a new 14-day quarantine even though he was due to get off the ship next week. "

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/15/us-embassy-americans-aboard-quarantined-ship-to-fl/