michigan coronavirus, In this Feb. 11 file photo, a reporter walks near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) “I agree that the crew is critical for our success, so we just let them know that they will be given two paid vacation months off following this ordeal,” said Roger Frizzell, a spokesperson for Carnival Corporation, Princess Cruises’ parent company. A spokesperson for Princess Cruises was not immediately available to offer further comment on the news.
michigan coronavirus - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER On Wednesday, Princess Cruises further confirmed plans for “voluntary guest disembarkation,” as outlined and overseen by Japanese health officials. “Princess Cruises has been informed that over the next several days, Japanese health officials are planning a voluntary disembarkation of guests to complete their quarantine period at a shoreside facility,” the cruise line wrote in an update on its website. “From the information available it is our understanding that this will be a phased approach, with the most medically vulnerable guests in the first phase, including older adults with pre-existing health conditions.”
michigan coronavirus, Media gather outside the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) Once screened, guests who test positive will be transported to local hospitals. Those who test negative will be given the option of relocating to a shoreside facility, with individual rooms and bathrooms, for the final stages of quarantine. Guests are “also welcome to stay onboard” the Diamond Princess, if they so choose. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
michigan coronavirus - On Thursday, the number of coronavirus cases in China significantly increased when 14,840 new cases of the disease were reported. The country now has more than 50,000 confirmed cases and 1,300 people have died from the viral disease worldwide. China has locked down an unprecedented 60 million people in an effort to curb the spread of the virus, which has hit hardest in the city of Wuhan and surrounding towns in the Hubei province. Fox News’ Michael Bartiromo, Louis Casiano and Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.
michigan coronavirus - Passengers Milena Basso and her husband Gaetano Cerullo are calling for help from President Trump after being trapped on a Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan with at least 61 positive cases of coronavirus; Fox News correspondent Bryan Llenas reports. Japanese health officials, along with Princess Cruises, have announced an additional 44 positive cases of the COVID-19 — previously known as the novel coronavirus — among passengers aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama.