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Last 80 Filipino crew from virus-hit Japan cruise ship now back in PH

Apr 01, 2020 - 8:06 PM

The homecoming takes place nearly two months since the Diamond Princess was quarantined off a port in Yokohama, Japan in early February

QUARANTINED SHIP. This file photo shows the Diamond Princess cruise ship when it was in quarantine on February 19, 2020 due to fears passengers had the novel coronavirus. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

U.S. tests stranded cruise ship passengers for coronavirus

Mar 06, 2020 - 3:28 PM

The California National Guard says it has flown test kits to the Grand Princess and the findings are expected to be announced Friday

STRANDED. This handout photo taken and released by Carolyn Wright shows the Grand Princess cruise ship during a cruise to Hawaii in February 2020.  Handout/Carolyn Wright/AFP

California coronavirus crisis as cruise ship held

Mar 05, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Thousands traveling aboard the Grand Princess – the same cruise ship on which California's first victim was thought to have contracted the virus – are held offshore

VIRUS-HIT. In this file photo One of the biggest world cruise liners in the world, P&O's 'Grand Princess' stays on dock in St Petersburg port, 24 May 2004. Photo by stinger/Interpress/AFP

40 Filipinos from cruise ship in Japan recover from coronavirus

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Of the 40 Filipinos who recovered, 21 are back in the Philippines and required to undergo a 14-day home quarantine period

VIRUS-HIT SHIP. A Japanese Self-Defense Forces Health Corps vehicle enters a cordoned-off area at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal where the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship was anchored in Yokohama on February 7, 2020. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Crew of virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship to start disembarking

Feb 27, 2020 - 2:09 PM

The disembarkation of about 240 crew members, including many foreign nationals, is expected to last several days, according to the Japan health ministry.

VIRUS-HIT. Photo taken February 26, 2020, shows the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship at Yokohama Port near Tokyo. Photo by Kyodo News

Dozens allowed off Japan virus-hit ship have 'symptoms' – minister

Feb 26, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Around 970 were allowed off the boat last week after testing negative for the virus, but several have subsequently been found to be carrying the disease

YIKES. Japan's Health Minister Katsunobu Kato reacts during a press conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus at the ministry in Tokyo on February 25, 2020.  Photo Charly Triballeau/AFP

445 Filipinos from virus-hit Japan cruise ship now back in PH

Feb 26, 2020 - 12:06 AM

(UPDATED) The repatriates will be quarantined at the New Clark City Athletes' Village for 14 days to check for possible novel coronavirus infection

FINALLY HOME. The Philippine Airlines plane caryying the first batch of Filipino repatriates from M/V Diamond Princess arrives in Clark Airbase on February 25, 2020. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

Filipinos who caught virus on Japan ship rise to 80 as repatriation begins

Feb 25, 2020 - 7:26 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says 10 of the 80 Filipinos have since recovered and were already discharged from hospitals

GOING HOME. Filipinos onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, are screened for symptoms of COVID-19 as they disembark and prepare for repatriation. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

Fourth person from quarantined Japan ship dies – local media

Feb 25, 2020 - 11:56 AM

Several people who left the boat after getting the all-clear have since tested positive, the health ministry admits

DOCKED. A bus drives dockside past the Diamond Princess cruise ship on February 21, 2020. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Filipino crew of Japan cruise ship infected with coronavirus now at 59

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) These 52 cases, including two who have recovered, will not be joining the more than 400 Filiipinos who will be repatriated sometime this week

QUARANTINED. A bus drives through dockside past the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is in quarantine in the port of Yokohama, Japan due to fears of possible COVID-19 infection File photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Floating Petri dishes? Coronavirus puts cruise industry in the dock

Feb 23, 2020 - 3:22 PM

Cruise-goers have fallen sick en masse in the past, their predicament on the high seas coming into sharp focus because the holidays can cost thousands of dollars and are often marketed as trips of a lifetime

QUARANTINED. A worker is seen against the Diamond Princess cruise ship in quarantine due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 19, 2020. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Quarantine questioned as Japan woman tests positive after leaving ship

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:12 AM

(UPDATED) More than 20 foreigners evacuated from the cruise ship in Japan also test positive after returning home

FLOATING PETRI DISH. A small boat is pictured next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship with over 3,000 people as it sits anchored in quarantine off the port of Yokohama on February 4, 2020, a day after it arrived with passengers feeling ill. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Virus ship crew's families fear for kin as PH evacuation postponed

Feb 22, 2020 - 9:44 PM

While hundreds of travelers have disembarked, more than 1,000 crew remain – including over 400 Filipinos whose return on Sunday has been delayed until Japan clears them to travel

ANXIOUS. Relatives of Filipino crew members stranded on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship, moored off Japan's coast, walk outside a building after meeting with a local employment agency for seafarers in Manila on February 22, 2020. Photo by Basilio H. Sepe/AFP

DOH: Repatriation of Filipinos on cruise ship moved to 'early next week’

Feb 22, 2020 - 3:12 PM

The DOH says the rescheduling is needed to allow Japanese health authorities to complete laboratory testing of the Filipino crew members

COUPLE. Passengers look out from their balconies on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 14, 2020. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

UK begins repatriating citizens from virus-stricken Japan cruise ship

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:46 AM

The Foreign Office says an 'evacuation flight from Japan has now departed with 32 British and European passengers on board, as well as British government and medical staff' and is due to arrive in the UK Saturday'

DIAMOND PRINCESS. A bus drives through dockside past the Diamond Princess cruise ship, in quarantine due to fears of new COVID-19 coronavirus, at Daikoku pier cruise terminal in Yokohama on February 21, 2020. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

52 Filipinos on Japan cruise ship infected with coronavirus will not be repatriated yet

Feb 21, 2020 - 7:19 PM

The Filipinos, both crew and passengers of Diamond Princess, will still remain in Japan

A bus with a driver (L) wearing protective gear departs from the dockside next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port on February 14, 2020. - Japanese authorities were preparing Febraury 14 to move some older passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus off a quarantined cruise ship and into government-designated lodging. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Quarantine nightmare still not over for left-behind cruise ship crew

Feb 21, 2020 - 2:14 PM

While passengers on board were confined to their cabins around the clock apart from an hour of fresh air on deck, most of the Diamond Princess crew did not undergo quarantine as they were needed to keep the ship running

NOT OVER. A Japanese Self-Defense Forces Health Corps vehicle enters a cordoned-off area at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal where the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship is anchored, in Yokohama. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Australian coronavirus victims had tested negative in Japan

Feb 21, 2020 - 9:15 AM

(UPDATED) The evacuees are positive for coronavirus but were earlier cleared in Japan

WAITING. Passengers onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship look out from their balconies. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

2 former Japan cruise ship passengers die – media

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:21 AM

(UPDATED) They are the first fatal cases among the more than 600 who were onboard the cruise ship

DOCKED. The Diamond Princess cruise ship is docked at the Daikaku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Japan hits back at 'chaotic' cruise ship quarantine claims

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:35 AM

'Is it really safe to get off?' screams a headline in the Nikkan Sports tabloid

ESCAPE. A passenger (L) disembarks from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

First Filipino case of novel coronavirus recovers – DFA

Feb 19, 2020 - 5:16 PM

Another 40 Filipino crew members of a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan, are being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals in Japan

QUARANTINE OVER. The cruise ship Diamond Princess docked in Yokohama, Japan. Photo by Charly Triballeu/AFP

Passengers leave Japan virus ship, but new infections detected

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:36 AM

(UPDATED) Kentaro Iwata, a professor at the infectious diseases division of Kobe University, blasts the on-ship quarantine as a 'major failure, a mistake'

CRUISING. People wearing protective suits walk from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama port on February 10, 2020. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

8 more Filipino crew of Japanese cruise ship catch novel coronavirus

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:04 PM

A total of 35 Filipinos working on the ship have caught the virus

QUARANTINED. The Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama, Japan. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Coronavirus cases top 500 on cruise ship off Japan

Feb 18, 2020 - 2:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Around 500 passengers will leave the vessel on Wednesday, February 19, after testing negative, a health ministry official says

TESTED. Diamond Princess cruise ship, with people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, is docked at the Daikaku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port on February 16, 2020. Photo Behrouz Mehri/AFP

PH gov't sends care packages to Filipinos quarantined on Japan cruise ship

Feb 17, 2020 - 2:25 PM

DFA Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez says the Philippine government would help Filipino passengers if they request to be repatriated

QUARANTINED. Passengers look out from their balconies on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where around 3,600 passengers are still quarantined due to COVID-19. File photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Coronavirus cases on Japan ship rise to 355

Feb 16, 2020 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Japan Health Minister Katsunobu Kato raises worries that the rising infection count among the nation's general population could mean the virus' spread has entered a new phase

DIAMOND PRINCESS. A bus with a driver (L) wearing protective gear departs from the dockside next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port on February 14, 2020. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Patient at infected doctor's hospital in Japan tests positive for coronavirus

Feb 14, 2020 - 2:42 PM

So far, 252 people in Japan – more than 200 of whom are passengers and crew from a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama – have been found to be infected with the pneumonia-causing virus

Saiseikai Arida Hospital in Yuasa, Wakayama Prefecture, where a surgeon infected with the new coronavirus has been working. (Kyodo)

Japan lets some passengers leave ship for quarantine on land

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:57 PM

(UPDATED) Japan's government has given passengers aged 80 or older in poor health or confined to windowless inner cabins on the Diamond Princess the chance to move from the ship to accommodation on land

A bus with a driver wearing full protective gear departs from the dockside next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port on February 14, 2020. Japanese authorities were preparing Febraury 14 to move some older passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus off a quarantined cruise ship and into government-designated lodging. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Love boat: Valentine's Day on a coronavirus quarantine cruise

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:26 AM

One passenger cuts out paper hearts and leaves them on her door for the crew to read, with messages including: 'Thank you for all your hard work' and 'Thank you for taking care of us'

COUPLE. Passengers look out from their balconies on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 14, 2020. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Japan confirms 1st coronavirus death as more infections reported

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:58 PM

(UPDATED) A health official says a woman in her 80s from Kanagawa Prefecture is the first confirmed fatality in the country

QUARANTINED. Photo taken February 13, 2020, shows the cruise ship Diamond Princess docked at Yokohama Port near Tokyo. The vessel has been kept in quarantine amid the spread of infections of the COVID-19 virus among people on board. Photo by Kyodo News

At least 11 Filipinos on Japan cruise ship infected with coronavirus

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:12 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says all the Filipinos are confined in various hospitals in and around the Tokyo area

QUARANTINE. People wearing protective suits walk from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new coronavirus. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Japan cruise ship virus cases jump to 218 as elderly offered escape

Feb 13, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Thousands of passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess – the single largest cluster of infected people outside China – face several days more of quarantine

QUARANTINE. The Diamond Princess cruise ship is seen anchored at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port on February 13, 2020. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

39 more onboard Japan cruise ship have new coronavirus – minister

Feb 12, 2020 - 8:15 AM

'We have confirmed that 4 people, among those who are hospitalized, are in a serious condition, either on a ventilator or in an intensive care unit,' the minister says

STUCK. A passenger aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship waves to the media upon arriving at Yokohama port on February 6, 2020. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan cruise ship now has 135 coronavirus infections – government

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Diamond Princess has been in quarantine since arriving off the Japanese coast early last week after the virus was detected in a former passenger who got off the ship last month in Hong Kong

DIAMOND PRINCESS. People wearing protective suits walk from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new coronavirus, at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port on February 10, 2020. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

3 more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

Feb 08, 2020 - 11:07 AM

(UPDATED) Japan health authorities say that the latest results bring to 64 the number of infections aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess

QUARANTINED. A Japanese Self-Defense Forces Health Corps vehicle enters a cordoned-off area at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal where the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship is anchored, in Yokohama on February 7, 2020. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Another 41 on Japan cruise have new coronavirus – minister

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:07 AM

The new cases raise the number of confirmed infections on board the ship to at least 61

STUCK. A passenger aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship waves to the media upon arriving at Yokohama port on February 6, 2020. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Thousands quarantined on Asian cruise ships in virus fight

Feb 06, 2020 - 4:17 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says another huge cruise ship, the Westerdam, is heading to the country with one confirmed infected passenger aboard

DIAMOND PRINCESS. Passengers onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship look out from their balconies as the ship docks at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port on February 6, 2020. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

10 more on cruise ship off Japan have new coronavirus – local media

Feb 06, 2020 - 8:30 AM

This raises the number of infections detected on the boat to 20

TRAPPED. A member of the media (in foreground) looks out toward the Diamond Princess cruise ship (in background) with over 3,000 people as it sits anchored in quarantine off the port of Yokohama on February 4, 2020, a day after it arrived with passengers feeling ill. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP