02/09/2020 - 15:34
The seven Argentines who have been in quarantine for four days aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship "are isolated and have no symptoms", while the only one diagnosed with coronavirus and admitted to a Japanese hospital is progressing favorably.
"They are isolated and have no symptoms, but we are in contact through the international health regulations, the Foreign Ministry and the area of Argentines abroad very active," said spokesmen of the Ministry of Health of the Nation about the seven Argentines who remain on board the cruise ship anchored in the port of Yokohama , from the detection of the first case.
Regarding the 61-year-old Argentinean diagnosed with a coronavirus and disembarked to be treated in a Japanese hospital, the sources said that "it is better", but clarified that it was always "a mild condition".
Created in 2005, the International Health Regulations are a "legally binding international agreement signed by 196 countries, among which are all the Member States of the World Health Organization, whose objective is to help the international community to prevent and respond to the serious risks to public health that may cross borders and threaten the world's population, "the World Health Organization explains on its website.
The Diamond Princess cruise continues to be the main focus of coronavirus outside of China, following the confirmation on Sunday of six new infections that bring 70 total cases on the ship.
The ship, with 3,700 people on board, is in the port of Yokohama, under quarantine since last Monday after the infection of a passenger who landed in Hong Kong was found.
On Thursday, the authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan reported the presence of eight Argentine passengers aboard the Diamond Princess who, like the rest of the travelers and crew, must complete a 14-day quarantine.
"With the help of the Ministry of Health of Japan, the ship received additional medications that are being classified and distributed according to medical priority and urgency," Princess Cruises company president Jan Swartz said in a statement released by the US chain. NBC
From the signature they assure that the quarantine in the boat will finish on February 19 , "except for some unexpected event".
With information from Télam