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Coronavirus: British couple on cruise ship 'test positive' - BBC News

Coronavirus: British couple on cruise ship 'test positive' - BBC News
a

British

couple

stranded in Japan on the

cruise

ship

Diamond Princess say they've

test

ed

positive

for the

coronavirus

Sally and David Abel have been talking regularly about their experiences on social media they're among the 74

British

nationals on board the

ship

according to the Foreign Office they 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 China more than 73 thousand cases have
coronavirus british couple on cruise ship test positive   bbc news
been confirmed across the globe with almost all of those 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 reports now from Japan where the

cruise

ship

is moored onboard the diamond princess they are getting very close to the end for those out strolling on the sundeck today there were less than 24 hours to go until the quarantine is supposed to end but the
ambulance is parked next to the

ship

tell a different story all day they've been removing more passengers infected with the

coronavirus

88 new cases today alone this afternoon the

news

that Britain's David and Wendy Abel are among them in this video posted this morning they spoke of their growing anxiety every single time there is your stomach flips yeah you just don't know whether they're gonna come and say okay let's go and gonna be taken off to a Medical Center hours later
coronavirus british couple on cruise ship test positive   bbc news
that is exactly what happened their son managed to contact them as they were preparing to leave I got an email from a dad saying both you man I've

test

ed

positive

we're going to the words I he's going to a hospital I facetiming straight away I haven't actually spoken or seen I haven't spoken to my dad or seen my dad I've only got food to my mum but I heard my my dad in the background you know not sounding too great for the britons still on board tonight there is better

news

from tomorrow lunchtime the quarantine will officially end and the 2,000 or more passengers still on board who have

test

ed negative will be allowed to start leaving the

ship

they can walk out of this gate hail a cab get on a bus what happens then is much less clear the

British

government says it is sending a plane to pick up the

British

passengers but it hasn't yet said when or whether they may face further quarantine when they get back to Britain one Japanese expert today told me he
coronavirus british couple on cruise ship test positive   bbc news
thinks they should be because the quarantine on board the diamond princess has clearly not worked almost forgotten in the concern for all the passengers of the crew they have continued to work throughout this quarantine and somehow maintain a sense of humor their future is now very uncertain rupert winfield Hays BBC

news

in Yokohama