A tourist trap ship in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Italy is now docked and passengers kept in isolation, all 7,000 people due to two Chinese getting sick with the coronavirus! Boats are patrolling the dock area to prevent anyone from fleeing the ship. This news is just beginning today. Stopping this virus is like nailing the stable door shut a week after the horses scattered to the four winds.
The Costa Smeralda vessel is currently being held in port at Civitavecchia, 35 miles north of Rome, after a 54-year-old woman from Macau came down with a fever. The passengers were on a seven day tour:
Meanwhile, in China, foreigners are finding it harder and harder to return home:
Now seven cases in Australia and rising. Here is an Irish teacher still in Wuhan:
The graphs show the disease shooting straight up in number. It is now all over China. This shows the futility of avoiding a disease that is of this sort, easily transmitted. Even if one is careful, over time, care slips and bang: one is hit by the germs.
In the above video from Australia, they talk about the former immigration camp on Christmas Island which is several hundred miles from Australia, which is now being used to house people coming out of Wuhan. There are also now around 100 children there in the reopened camp.
When I recovered from the Hong Kong flu, I avoided contact with people not because I was afraid of giving them a disease but the exact opposite: I was very vulnerable to germs and had to be very, very careful to not touch or be too near people who could infect me! So it is with the victims of this disease.
The Japanese took home people from Wuhan and…had no quarantine! That was irresponsible. So, the most recent news from Japan is…3 Japanese returnees from Wuhan test positive for new coronavirus!
The three, who have been hospitalized — one in stable condition and two without symptoms — were among 206 people brought back Wednesday from the city at the center of the deadly outbreak of the pneumonia-causing virus.
It is the first time outside China that a person without symptoms has been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, according to Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases.
A further 210 Japanese were flown back home on Thursday on a second government-chartered flight, with some displaying symptoms such as coughing, according to the health ministry.
And this is why people coming out of China have to be put in quarantine.
Breaking news: Senator Tom Cotton is calling for an immediate shut down of all flights from China to the U.S., warning that Beijing is lying about the full extent of the coronavirus outbreak. He posted the above tweet an hour ago about Russia shutting their borders to China.