Coronavirus: British couple on cruise ship 'test positive' - BBC NewsFeb 19, 2020
couplestranded in Japan on the Diamond Princess
shipsay they have
coronavirusSally and David Abel have been regularly speaking out about their experiences on social media and are among the 74 British citizens aboard the
shipaccording to the Foreign Office will be evacuated in the next few days, well, 88 new infections were reported on board today, bringing the total number to 542, the largest cluster outside of China, more than 73,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide, almost all within China and the death toll there has reached 1874 and among the dead is the medical director of a hospital in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began, a correspondent, Rupert Winfield Hays, is now reporting from Japan, where the
cruiseaboard the Diamond Princess, they are getting very close. until the end for those who are walking on the terrace today there are less than 24 hours left until the quarantine is supposed to end but the ambulance is parked next to the ship they tell a different story all day they have been taking out more passengers infected with the
coronavirus88 new cases just today this afternoon the
newsthat Brits David and Wendy Abel are among them in this video posted this morning spoke of their growing anxiety every time their stomach turns yea they just don't know if he's going to come and say ok let's go and they will take him to a medical facility hours later that is exactly what happened his son managed to contact them as they were getting ready to leave.
positivelet's go to the words I'm going to go to a hospital I face it immediately I haven't spoken or seen I haven't talked to my dad or seen my dad I only gave food to my mom but I heard my dad in the background.
You know it doesn't sound too good for the Brits still on board tonight. There's better
newstomorrow at lunchtime. The quarantine will officially end and the 2,000 or more passengers still on board who have tested negative will be able to start. When leaving the ship, you can walk out of this door. Call a cab. Get on a bus. What happens then is much less clear. The British government says it will send a plane to pick up the British passengers, but has not yet said when or if they will. They may face further quarantines when they return to Britain.
A Japanese expert told me today that he thinks they should be because the quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess has clearly not worked, all but forgotten in concern for all the crew passengers who have continued to work. throughout this quarantine and they somehow keep a sense of humor their future is now very uncertain rupert winfield hays bbc news in yokohama
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