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The Argentine coronavirus hospitalized in Japan "has no more virus"


He is a 61-year-old man from Buenos Aires. He was diagnosed when he was aboard the Diamond Princess cruise.

02/16/2020 - 20:30

  • Clarí
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The 61-year-old Argentine, who was hospitalized in Japan for the infection of a coronavirus aboard a moored and quarantined cruise ship in the south of that country, "has no more the virus" since he gave the last test "negative".

From the Ministry of Health of the Nation they told Télam that the man from Buenos Aires "is doing well" . When asked if the Argentine will remain hospitalized, the sources indicated that they understand that they should continue making him "swab" although for now this is without confirmation.

He had been diagnosed with coronavirus two weeks ago and disembarked from the Diamond Princess cruise ship to be treated at a Japanese hospital. This cruise was one of the largest outbreaks of coronavirus outside of China, with more than 70 cases detected.

"We are going day by day through the information we have about Japan and the International Health Regulations," added the same sources from the Ministry.

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.

Days ago , it was reported that the 61-year-old Argentinean was already diagnosed "diagnosed with coronavirus and disembarked to be treated in a Japanese hospital, and clarified that it was always " a mild condition. "

The other cases of Argentines

In addition to the adult in treatment, seven other Argentines remain in quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, moored in the Japanese port of Yokohama, where after 1,219 tests, 355 infected among more than 3,700 people on board were detected until today. Japanese authorities decreed quarantine on February 3.

The quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess concludes next Wednesday, February 19. There were also five other Argentines between 1455 passengers and 802 crew who disembarked from a Holland America Line cruise ship that moored in Cambodia after it was found that none were affected by coronaviruses.

Meanwhile, fourteen Argentines residing in the Chinese city of Wuhan, epicenter of Covid-19 that already killed 1,665 people in China, will be transferred to Kiev, Ukraine, next Tuesday, where they will be in quarantine for 14 days and, no Having the virus, they will return to the country, as reported by the Argentine Foreign Ministry.

Source: clarin

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