Cruise ship "Negative person Tomorrow-Disembark around 21" Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato February 18, 11:55
Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato said on a cruise ship that the outbreak of the new coronavirus occurred, the virus test results for all passengers were found by the 19th, and those who were negative were on the 19th to around the 21st of this month. , And the prospect of having them get off one by one was shown.
As of the 17th, the cruise ship Diamond Princess had approximately 3,200 passengers and crew members, and the government conducted a virus test on all passengers, and those who were negative for 14 days of health observation We plan to disembark from the 19th, when the period ends.
In this regard, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato, at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, completed the collection of throat mucus of all passengers by 17th, and is currently conducting analysis at a laboratory, and by 19th , Explained that the results turned out.
Then, "I want to create a situation where you can return home smoothly because you have a feeling that you want to return early. It is expected that they will receive it, "said a negative person on the test, if there is no problem with their health condition, they will be sequentially disembarked from 19th to around 21st this month.
On the other hand, Minister Kato asked whether it was appropriate to keep the passengers and crew members on board for a long period of time, and said, "Accurately, they did not keep them but quarantine them. He was required to land, so he took the necessary steps. That's all. "
Secretary-General "Cruise ship response was appropriate"
Mr. Kan emphasized that the Japanese government's response to the outbreak, `` Diamond Princess, '' was appropriate, and reporters noted that criticism had come from abroad. The United States may have expressed gratitude at the outset, and many Americans remain on the ship, "he remarked.