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British couple on cruise ‘test positive for virus’

British couple on cruise ‘test positive for virus’

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  1. > On Tuesday, Japanese officials said there were 88 new cases of infections on board the ship, bringing the total to 542 confirmed cases. It is the largest cluster of cases outside China.

    I think this was expected as a cruise ship isn’t designed for effective quarantine nor staff adequately trained to deal with it effectively.

    I think my understanding would be the longer you remained on the ship the higher chance you have of contracting the virus if not already infected. Therefore instinct would be to get out of there as quickly as possible. It’s perhaps too late for this couple now. It will be interesting to see how the UK plans to ship them back into our own quarantine system.

  2. My old folks are going on a Caribbean cruise in a couple of weeks :/ a breast cancer survivor and a diabetic in their 60’s. Should I be worried or not?

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51541352) reduced by 78%. (I’m a bot)
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    > EPA The government is trying to rescue British nationals from a cruise ship in Japan that has been quarantined due to coronavirus fears.

    > The Foreign Office said it was "Working to organise a flight back to the UK for British nationals on the Diamond Princess as soon as possible".

    > "In a statement in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Foreign Office said:"Given the conditions on board, we are working to organise a flight back to the UK for British nationals on the Diamond Princess as soon as possible.

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