Published: Mon, February 17, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Coronavirus outbreak: Plan to rescue Australians on Diamond Princess cruise ship

Coronavirus outbreak: Plan to rescue Australians on Diamond Princess cruise ship

"If people on the plane start to develop symptoms, they'll be segregated within the plane", Fauci said, adding that the additional 14-day quarantine is because of the "degree of transmissibility on that cruise ship is essentially akin to being in a hot spot".

The couple are among the 67 new positive cases of COVID-19 virus detected aboard the ship, which has been under quarantine at a port city southwest of Tokyo since February 5, according to a statement issued Saturday from Jan Swartz, president of the cruise line.

The two planes arrived at Haneda airport on Sunday night.

There are 11 New Zealanders on board the ship, with two who have been unwell.

Meanwhile the first group of U.S. citizens onboard the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship have been allowed to leave.

British passenger Alan Steele, who was diagnosed with coronavirus and taken to hospital for treatment, said it was the responsibility of Boris Johnson to "get the Brits back".

"I think that we need to know what the animal host is, because these kinds of things can happen again".

Cambodia's health minister had issued a public statement urging the public to "not be overly afraid" but to take protective measures.

USD/JPY has been stalling on attempts through the 110 handle in February and last Friday's disappointing US Retail Sales has likely diminished the dollar's macro attraction for the open this week., although the US stock market continued to add to gains, with the S&P 500 adding 0.2%. "Of course, we are all praying for their well-being", said Netanyahu.

The US government to evacuating Americans who have been quarantined on the ship.

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Late Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, Americans who opted to leave were brought off the ship in groups, passing through a makeshift passport control but undergoing no health checks, American passenger Sarah Arana told AFP.

Video footage showed several buses lined up alongside the cruise ship as American passengers disembarked.

Brenda Villeneuve, a resident of Cornwall who walks through the Nav Centre regularly, said she's concerned some people might not stick to the quarantine protocol - or leave before the 14-day period is over.

Canadian, Italian, South Korean and Hong Kong passengers were expected to follow, after their governments also announced plans to repatriate passengers.

The minister said many of his passengers had come from China. Its quarantine is set to end on Wednesday.

Cabinet ministers will meet on Monday to discuss the Government's response to the coronavirus' impact on the forestry and tourism sectors. Governments had provided help over the years when problems affected the farming sector and "we're seeking to extend it into forestry".

"Stakeholders and leaders both in Northland and East Coast have asked if we can bring some of the provincial growth fund infrastructure, transport projects to the table a lot faster to absorb the labour that would otherwise be on the hillsides and in the forests".

Meanwhile more than 200 Australians who were also evacuated from Hubei province in China and who have been quarantined on Christmas Island for two weeks are due to head home today. Others feared they could be exposed to the virus on the confined plane or were opposed to escaping one quarantine only to enter another, according to a Reuters report. If you have commodities that are reliant on single markets then from time to time worldwide trade without having enough diversity will do you damage.

"It's a wakeup call to our exporters".

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