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“This ship has become a real hotbed of disease and every day as more people are diagnosed I believe it’s evidence the current quarantine is ineffective,” Hopland said.

Well said, Dr. Hopland.
What is the plan? Keep them aboard until everyone gets it?



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First @60 were infected, then double, now triple. Obviously there are folks that were infected that were not yet symptomatic but certainly not all of the current number. That ship must be absolutely crawling with fomites and virus/virus particles.

Unless it gets sterilized after every cruise (laughable), these ships are floating mass Petri dishes for a myriad of maladies. Wuhan coronavirus will just be another addition to the party. And I agree that it will simply be added to the annual list of illnesses. If it mutates as flu does, it would be really bad news for everyone in the planet.




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Update (0824ET): At this point, some of the world's most prestigious media organizations, including WSJ and NYT, have reported that health officials are probably undercounting the number of coronavirus cases in Wuhan.

After WSJ spotlighted the issue in a story published online last night recounting how officials turned away seriously ill patients who failed to pass swabtests, the NYT followed up this morning with a piece about Beijing's efforts to speed up testing.

Dr. Zhang Xiaochun, who works in a hospital in Wuhan, was in dismay. Her patient had been running a fever for nine days, and a CT scan showed signs of pneumonia — symptoms of the new coronavirus sweeping across the central Chinese city.

But a test to confirm the diagnosis would take at least two days. To Dr. Zhang, that meant a delay in isolating her patient — and getting potentially lifesaving treatment.

This past week, Dr. Zhang started a social media campaign with an urgent call to simplify screening for the new coronavirus. It was an unusually public effort that quickly found support among public health experts and the government as China grapples with one of the deadliest epidemics in its recent history.

"The purpose is to isolate and treat quickly," Dr. Zhang said in a telephone interview. "It amounts to extraordinary measures taken in extraordinary times."

To fix the issue, Chinese health officials are trying to increase the supply of nucleic acid coronavirus tests, which they believe to be more reliable than swap tests, which often don't go deep enough into a patient's chest to find evidence of the virus.

A major bottleneck has been a shortage of nucleic acid testing kits used to confirm the presence of the coronavirus. So Dr. Zhang proposed that doctors could first use CT scans to detect pneumonia and quickly isolate and treat patients who have it.

CT scans are convenient and can produce immediate results, Dr. Zhang said. Experts say people infected with the coronavirus would be likely to have lesions in both lungs.

Following a week of Chinese police rounding up anyone suspected to be infected and locking them away in an official quarantine, the rumors are that there are 10,000 cases in Wuhan who have been clinically diagnosed via CAT scans of their chest (as we explained earlier, swab tests being used in viral tests are notoriously unreliable), but haven't been included in the official statistics, as twitter user @fxmacro reminds us.

Even the WHO has warned that we're only seeing "the tip of the iceberg."

https://www.zerohedge.com/geop...treated-small-number



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Interesting to see how the virus spread to different continents.

Virus Fallout From Singapore Meeting Spreads Across Europe
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Coronavirus cases traced to a business meeting in Singapore have reached three European countries after causing infections in Asia, illustrating the challenges of containing an epidemic whose death toll is now higher than SARS.

A cluster of cases in France, Spain and the U.K. confirmed over the weekend all appear to have links to a French ski resort, where the infected people had contact with a British man who had just returned from the conference in Singapore. The meeting, which took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel, was organized by an unidentified company in January and attended by more than 90 foreigners.

The spreading pattern is reminiscent of the SARS outbreak in 2003, when a single infected doctor transmitted the disease to multiple people and it was then carried around the world. Malaysia and South Korea had already confirmed cases of the virus linked to the Singapore meeting last week, and the cluster of European cases indicates that the meeting has become a major seeding event.

France’s Health Ministry announced Saturday that a group of five Britons sharing a chalet in the Alps had been diagnosed with the virus, following their contact with a British man who attended the conference and tested positive after his return to the U.K. Both the U.K. and Spain confirmed further cases Sunday of Britons who had contracted the virus in France, with one patient being treated in London and another in Mallorca.

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Coronavirus: UK businessman linked to virus cases speaks out
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A British man linked to 11 coronavirus cases has spoken for the first time, saying he has "fully recovered" from the illness.
Steve Walsh, who remains quarantined in hospital, says his thoughts are with others who have contracted the virus.

He said his family have been asked to isolate themselves "as a precaution".

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that the spread of the coronavirus would worsen before it improved.

"Dealing with this disease is a marathon, not a sprint," he told MPs in the Commons.

"We will do everything that is effective to tackle this virus and keep people safe."

Mr Walsh, from Hove, who works for a firm providing gas analysis equipment, caught the virus in Singapore and is thought to have infected 11 others at a French ski resort.

Five of the cases linked to Mr Walsh are in England, five are in France and one is in Majorca, Spain.

Two of the people who contracted coronavirus at the chalet where Steve Walsh stayed are Bob Saynor and his wife, Catriona Greenwood.
She worked as a locum GP at the County Oak medical centre in Brighton, which was temporarily closed on Monday.

Eight people have tested positive for the virus in the UK so far.
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This Is What Happened After One Chinese Company Rushed To Reopen After The Corona-Chaos

https://www.zerohedge.com/heal...n-after-corona-chaos

Earlier today, Rabobank's Michael Every laid out succinctly the dilemma facing Beijing, when he said that "China appears to have perhaps decided that the economic damage being wrought by a demand collapse and supply-chain shutdown is just too much to bear." As reported overnight, Xi Jinping stated that China will meet its economic goals AND win the battle vs. the virus, and Beijing is urging firms to increase output even as the capital itself is largely locked down – and other cities are physically locking people into their homes. That’s as even the US admits that the Phase One trade deal will be slow off the market due to the virus impact.

Of course, China is no stranger to Double Think: as Every put it, "a freely-floating, controlled currency; market-determined, state-directed interest rates; and free-trade mercantilism. Yet increase economic activity from here and the virus will spread, both internally and globally. Concentrate on just the virus, and the local and global economic impact will be enormous."

That, in a nutshell, was how Rabobank saw China's "dialectic that has no comfortable Fichtean synthesis to the thesis and antithesis" and concluded that "things are going to get nasty for economies and markets – especially with official WHO word that a vaccine is 18-months away."

Today, two days after China officially returned to work, we got the first confirmation of just how catastrophic Beijing's order to local enterprises and businesses to rush back reboot the economy could be, when Jennifer Zeng reported that a company in Suzhou reopened, and immediately at least one CoVid2019 case found. As a result, the company's 200+ employees couldn't go home and were immediately placed under quarantine. At least the workers managed to "organize" quilts for themselves.

This is just the first such case. Expect many more - especially across Hubei and its neighboring provinces - as latent cases of Coronavirus which were never caught and cured spark new infections and mini epidemics, all of which dutifully captured on a smartphone clip for everyone in China to watch and freak out even more.

Which reminds us of another comment from Rabobank, which last week explained why the dilemma facing China is "truly awful":

The quandary for China between releasing the quarantine straitjacket in days to stop its economy from getting truly sick, and allowing a virus like this to spread further as people start to mingle again is truly awful. There are no good options. For a world with a serious lack of final end-demand, and which has been relying on China, along with increasingly “Chinese” central banks, this is going to be a nasty shock either way that Mr Market is treating like he is Mr Magoo.

And since Beijing has no way out, especially since the epidemic is still raging despite Beijing's "doctored", no pun intended, infection and death numbers, expect China to unleash the most draconian censorship crackdown on any reports Covid-2019 has not only not been purged but is making unwelcome appearances across China's enterprises, which will be quietly put under blanket quarantine even as Beijing pretends that all is well and its economy is once again humming on all cylinders until eventually the epidemic reaches a critical mass and China has no choice but to once again admit the full extent of the social and economic fallout. And just like in the case of SARS, don't expect such "honesty" to emerge for at least several weeks if not months.


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a company in Suzhou reopened, and immediately at least one CoVid2019 case found. As a result, the company's 200+ employees couldn't go home and were immediately placed under quarantine.

Not allowed to go home... Are they expected to keep working, while under quarantine?
If they are all quarantined together, because one CoVid2019 case was found, aren't they putting at risk all 200+ employees?



"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."
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For anyone who cares about the details, this is from the “Nature Briefing” feature of the science journal Nature.

SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the virus previously called 2019-nCoV; COVID-19 is the name for the disease it causes.” [Emphasis added.]

LINK




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SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 will illustrate like China's economic, political and military behaviour has not, despite the fact they should have done, just how bad an idea it has been to rely so heavily on China for manufactured goods.




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Looks like the quarantine is not working since new cases are still popping up. A carrier/medium seems to be spreading it still. Hopefully, it hasn't mutated to become airborne yet, or did it?
 
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Health experts warn Congress coronavirus may hit US hard in next two to four weeks

https://www.washingtonexaminer...xt-two-to-four-weeks

Leading health officials expect to see a significant uptick in coronavirus cases nationwide.

“We're going to start to see those outbreaks emerge sometime in the next two to four weeks,” said Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner. “We should be leaning in very aggressively to try to broaden diagnostic screening right now, particularly in communities where there is a lot of immigration where these efforts could emerge to identify them early enough that they'll be small enough that we can intervene to prevent — prevent more epidemic spread in this country.”

Gottlieb, one of five panelists who briefed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday, said although U.S. customs officials blocked some travel and are screening travelers returning from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated, they could not have stopped every person with coronavirus from getting into the United States.

“I don't think we should be planning for the onesie-twosie cases that we've been seeing thus far in the United States,” said Asha George, executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense. “We have to plan for the possibility that we have thousands of cases, you know.”

Hundreds of thousands of coronavirus cases could break out globally, George said, adding federal, state, and local governments should start planning for an outbreak on a massive scale.

“We're going to see a lot more cases here, and I really worry about the helpers in the parasite patients,” said Luciana Borio, former director of medical and biodefense preparedness at the National Security Council.

Julie Gerberding, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the U.S. would begin to see more cases among people who did not visit China but were exposed to the virus by people who returned from China either before the travel ban or who were not flagged in health screenings upon their return.


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China starts to tell the truth?

China Reports Huge Jump In New Coronavirus Infections, Deaths; Oil, Stocks Tumble, Gold Soars

All those clueless hacks who warned us for years not to trust China's economic data yet were so gullible to believe any coronavirus pandemic "data" released by Beijing are going to look pretty damn silly right about now.

Hubei just released its latest round of coronavirus outbreak figures, and in a clear confirmation of the 'conspiracy theory' that China had altered the way it was reporting Covid-19 deaths and cases - clearly in order to suggest that things were improving and you should go back to work, while ideally buying stocks, the province at the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic just came clean and the numbers are stunning.

The number of cases exploded by 14,840, resulting in a total of 48,206 cases, including 13,332 clinically diagnose cases:

So what happened?

Recall that on Monday we published "This Is How China Is Rigging The Number Of Coronavirus Infections" in which we explained that China on Feb 7 moved the goalposts by changing the definition of the term "infection" and that "going forward patients who tested positive for the virus but have no symptoms will no longer be regarded as confirmed."

Well, it appears that a few days later, China changed its mind and has reverted to the original definition of "infection" while also including "clinical diagonisis" to determine if a new infection had take place. This is how Hubei explained the change:.

With the deepening of understanding of new coronavirus pneumonia and the accumulation of experience in diagnosis and treatment, in view of the characteristics of the epidemic in Hubei Province, the General Office of the National Health and Health Commission and the Office of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine issued the "Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for New Coronavirus Infected Pneumonia (Trial (Version) "adds" clinical diagnosis "to the case diagnosis classification in Hubei Province, so that patients can receive standardized treatment according to confirmed cases as early as possible to further improve the success rate of treatment.

According to the plan, Hubei Province has recently conducted investigations on suspected cases and revised the diagnosis results, and newly diagnosed patients were diagnosed according to the new diagnosis classification. In order to be consistent with the classification of case diagnosis issued by other provinces across the country, starting today, Hubei Province will include the number of clinically diagnosed cases into the number of confirmed cases for publication.

Of course, the real reason for the original change as noted above was to give the impression that China was succeeding in containing the infection, which helped boost stocks - both in China and globally - sharply higher, and in the case of the S&P, to new all time highs.

As for the catastrophic revision, it may also explain why on Tuesday morning, China's CCTV reported that Hubei province removed its two top health officials, namely health commission head Liu Yingzi and party chief Zhang Jin from their posts. Almost as if, in retrospect, they were caught hiding something...

And while China can now claim it wants to be more transparent (which is odd for a nation that is still refusing to admit the US CDC on the ground) and wants a more comprehensive definition of "infection" because it is suddenly so concerned about all those people it ordered to go back to work on Monday (with new cases now emerging in people's workplaces forcing an immediate quarantine of all workers and co-workers), it somehow also changed the definition of "death", because at the same time as the explosion in new cases, which clearly indicates that the pandemic is now clearly out of control, the number of reported deaths in Hubei alone spiked by 242 to 1,310 (we are still waiting for the official number of deaths across all of China which will likely add quite a few more cases to the Hubei total).

https://www.zerohedge.com/mark...ks-tumble-gold-soars



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Hopefully, it hasn't mutated to become airborne yet, or did it?

Sunday a Chinese official said the COVID-19 could be.

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Claims coronavirus can spread through the air

Mr Qun said transmission routes of the coronavirus included direct transmission, contact transmission and aerosol transmission.

‘Aerosol transmission refers to the mixing of the virus with droplets in the air to form aerosols, which causes infection after inhalation, according to medical experts,’ he said.

https://www1.racgp.org.au/news...read-through-the-air


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Much to China’s chagrin, fudging the numbers won’t be possible forever. And the longer they wait, the more disingenuous they will look when real, solid numbers can no longer be avoided. Right now, not admitting the true extent of the epidemic doesn’t serve any real purpose that I can discern other than financial. Or that they really are hiding something involving nefarious behavior.




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Interactive map shows a big spike today.From John Hopkins University.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis...40299423467b48e9ecf6


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a company in Suzhou reopened, and immediately at least one CoVid2019 case found. As a result, the company's 200+ employees couldn't go home and were immediately placed under quarantine.

Not allowed to go home... Are they expected to keep working, while under quarantine?
If they are all quarantined together, because one CoVid2019 case was found, aren't they putting at risk all 200+ employees?

Many factories in China operate like college campuses where there is dormitory-type housing; food and basic medical care is also provided by the company. Workers go home on the weekends or, depending on the type of work and season, work a 6-day work week and return home monthly or, when the season tapers-off.
 
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Coronavirus Patients May Not Show Symptoms for Over 3 Weeks, Study Says

https://www.theepochtimes.com/...dy-says_3233985.html

The incubation period for the new coronavirus, can be as long as 24 days, according to the largest-study yet analyzing patients of the disease.

The Feb. 9 study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, was led by renowned Chinese respiratory doctor Zhong Nanshan and written in collaboration between 37 Chinese researchers. It analyzed around 1,100 patients across 31 provinces and 552 hospitals, and found that the median incubation period is 3 days, lower than a previous estimate of 5.2 days.

The maximum incubation period is 24 days—up from previous projections of two weeks—the study found.

The researchers also could not exclude the possibility of super-spreaders—a sick individual who can infect a large number of others.
Rapid Human-to-Human Transmission

The study also found further evidence of human-to-human transmission: around 160 people—26 percent of non-Wuhan residents—did not travel to Wuhan recently prior to contracting the virus, nor did they have any contact with Wuhan locals.

“The 2019-nCoV epidemic spreads rapidly by human-to-human transmission,” it concluded.

Additionally, only around 1.2 percent of all patients had direct exposure to wildlife. Chinese authorities had previously linked the coronavirus outbreak to the wholesale live animal and seafood market in the suburbs of Wuhan, the epicenter of the viral disease.

According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the number of viral infections doubled every 7.4 days during the outbreak’s early stages.

Zhong previously referred to early February as the peak of the outbreak, although he has since revised this position, saying the peak period could arrive in the coming days.

In a Feb. 8 interview with the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, Zhong struck a positive note but said it would be “too early” to determine the inflection point based on the current discharge rate and the number of new cases, noting “different standards for discharging patients.”

The researchers also raised concerns about possible transmission through fecal contamination. Scientists first raised alarms around such a prospect upon detecting traces of coronavirus in the fecal matter of the first infection person in the United States.
Risks in Sewage

The study cited a recent lab experiment, where researchers found that four out of 62 stool samples tested positive to the virus. A separate experiment identified four more patients whose gastrointestinal tract, saliva, or urine specimens tested positive to the coronavirus.

Sean Lin, a U.S.-based microbiology expert and former virology researcher for the U.S. Army, said the finding raised a major health concern, especially for those who are under self-isolation at home.

“When you flush the toilet, things may enter into the building’s sewer system, and if [there’s] any … contamination with a local water source, then it could be problematic,” he told The Epoch Times. Swirling water in the toilet bowl could also cause virus particles to enter the air and create harmful aerosols, which is one reason one should keep the toilet lid down when flushing, he added.

From a different perspective, the detection of virus traces in patients’ gastrointestinal tracts could suggest the virus to be well adapted to other human organs in addition to the lungs and the respiratory tracts. The reported cases of diarrhea, according to Lin, likely indicate a high concentration of the virus in the gut.

During the Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, Amoy Gardens, a Hong Kong housing complex in the Kowloon area, saw 321 falling ill as of April 2003, and authorities believed the contamination of the sewer system and human-to-human transmission were both partly to blame for the mass infections.

Hong Kong officials evacuated around 100 people from a high-rise residential building on Feb. 10 after two residents on separate floors contracted the coronavirus. The apartments share the same drainage system. The health department staff have collected feces samples for testing.
Other Transmission Routes

The virus can also be transferred through contact, known as fomite transmission—for instance, when an individual touches tainted objects before touching one’s eyes, nose, or mouth, or other membranous areas, which are more vulnerable to viral attacks.

On Feb. 8, Shanghai health officials confirmed that the deadly virus can spread through aerosols—meaning that one can get sick by inhaling the virus particles in the air.

On the same day, the U.K. government classified the coronavirus as an “airborne high consequence infectious disease,” referring to diseases that can spread through respiratory droplets or aerosol transmission.

Additionally, the study found that only less than half of the patients exhibited signs of fever at the onset of the illness, although a majority of them (around 88 percent) developed fever following hospitalization.


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Interactive map shows a big spike today.From John Hopkins University.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis...40299423467b48e9ecf6


I'd not previously noticed the chart options at bottom right to change from Actual to Logarithmic to Daily Increase. Yeah, the daily increase is 15K. That's not nothing.



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Throw in that China is now using different criteria to diagnose and boom! The number of infected rises 15,000 in Hubei province alone. Which means it will rise everywhere the infection is currently present.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/w...cases-china.amp.html




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Wow,they have not tested all the people yet. "The ship, which is still carrying more than 3,500 passengers and crew-members, has 218 people infected with the virus out of 713 people tested since the ship returned to the Yokohama Port on February 3."


Japan refuses to release Israelis on coronavirus ship
Israel’s foreign minister appears to defend decision; Japanese authorities say another 44 on board have been infected with deadly virus

https://www.timesofisrael.com/...on-coronavirus-ship/

near Tokyo, February 12, 2020. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan has refused to allow Israeli passengers to leave a cruise ship quarantined off its coast after over two hundred passengers were found to be infected with the deadly coronavirus.

Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Thursday expressed understanding of Tokyo’s position.

“Japan’s desire to ensure the prevention of [the spread of] infection is shared by Israel,” Katz told Army Radio in an interview.

Katz added that even after the ongoing quarantine ends, it is not clear whether Japanese health authorities will permit Israelis to immediately return to their home country.

“No one is guaranteeing that after the isolation period ends the Israelis on the ship will be able to return home,” he said.

It is believed there are 15 Israelis on board the Diamond Princess. The passengers have taken to Israeli media in recent days to plead with the government to secure their release from the liner.

The ship is expected to stay in quarantine at least until February 19 — 14 days after the isolation period began.

Katz comments came after Japan’s Deputy Ambassador to Israel Kazuhiko Nakamura told Army Radio the Israelis would not be allowed off the vessel for the time being.

“Release of the Israelis on the ship will be done only after the quarantine period ends,” Nakamura said.

Japan will take the Israeli request into consideration, he said, but a final decision will be made by the Japanese health authorities.

Later Thursday, Katz held a situations assessment at the ministry that was also attended by Health Minister Yaakov Litzman. Regional representatives from Israel’s embassy in China tuned in via video link and gave updates on the situation in the country.

Litzman announced that he was sending sending Deputy Director of the Health Ministry Itamar Grotto to Japan to assist the Israelis still on the ship.

“The goal is to take a closer look at the health of Israelis on the ship, and ensure that they can safely and quickly come home while maintaining public health in Israel,” Litzman said.

The development came as Japan’s health ministry said 44 more people on the ship tested positive for the virus that causes the new disease, known as COVID-19.

The ship, which is still carrying more than 3,500 passengers and crew-members, has 218 people infected with the virus out of 713 people tested since the ship returned to the Yokohama Port on February 3.

In all, Japan has 247 confirmed cases of the new disease that apparently started in Wuhan, a city in central China, in December.

Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told reporters that five of the patients sent to hospitals earlier have severe symptoms, are on artificial respirators or under intensive care.

Kato also said the government has decided to allow passengers older than 80 to get off the ship if they wish to do so after testing negative for the virus. He said results of tests on about 200 eligible passengers are underway, and those with chronic health problems or in cabins without operable windows will be given priority.

Kato said the measure is to reduce health risks of passengers stuck in rooms under difficult conditions. Those who are released will be asked to stay at a designated facility through the end of the quarantine period.

“We are doing our utmost for the health of crew members and passengers who remain on the ship,” Kato told a news conference.

On Wednesday, Israel’s foreign ministry asked Japanese authorities to let the Israelis off the ship and to weigh “other quarantine possibilities.”

“The Israeli embassy in Japan is taking care to ensure that the Israeli citizens are receiving… regular supply of medicine and kosher food,” the ministry said in a statement.

The Foreign Ministry said at the time it was also working to obtain a letter from Japanese authorities allowing the Israelis on board to fly back to Israel when the quarantine period ends.

Litzman held video chats on Wednesday with the Israelis on the ship and gave them a phone number for his assistant at the Health Ministry, Walla news reported.

The Diamond Princess has been in quarantine since arriving off the Japanese coast and the virus was detected in a former passenger who got off the ship last month in Hong Kong.

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

In recent days, testing has expanded to those with new symptoms or who had close contact with other infected passengers or crew.

Those who remain on the ship have been asked to stay inside their cabins and allowed only briefly onto open decks. They have been asked to wear masks and keep a distance from each other when outside, and given thermometers to regularly monitor their temperatures.

The virus has since spread to more than two dozen countries. The epidemic has killed more than 1,300 people in China and dozens of others in East Asia.

Many countries have implemented travel restrictions on recent visitors to China, which has more than 99% of the world’s reported infections.


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