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British couple David and Sally Abel are being quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan, where the deadly coronavirus has now spread to over 60 people. A friend who they dined with nearly everyday on the ship has contracted the virus and was taken to hospital. Despite the possibility of catching the infection, they remain calm and positive, telling Jackie Long: "We can either crash and crumble or we can face it." The Diamond Princess cruise ship was placed under quarantine when it approached Yokohama on Monday evening.

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2,600 of the 3,711 passengers and crew on board the Diamond Princess had also temporarily gone sightseeing ashore in the city, raising fears of having spread the deadly new coronavirus on the island inhabitants.

Such a scenario arose a few days ago after a bus driver in Japan had contracted the virus after ferrying passengers who were tourists from China, even though the driver he himself had never recently visited Wuhan the epicentre of the outbreak.

"Our staff members are verifying whether any passengers who left the Diamond Princess had spread the virus while it was docked in the city.

https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2020/02/562979/okinawa-raises-alarm-bells-coronavirus

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On Cruise Ship Quarantined In Japan, Any New Cases Would Reset The Isolation Clock:

Quote: “People who are quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess in Japan have been wondering how long their isolation would last. On Friday, a health official gave an answer they might not like: the quarantine will be extended every time a new case of the Wuhan coronavirus is confirmed on the ship.

The coronavirus quarantine that has kept some 3,700 people aboard the cruise ship is currently set to expire on Feb. 19 – but that date would be reset if any new samples from people on the ship test positive for the virus, Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Program, said Friday.”

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If this was in a US harbor, US federal law would give each American citizen the right to a hearing within 3 days of being quarantined and right to counsel.

One question on this for Japanese liner is whether Japanese national law would even follow WHO protocol. It’s in Japanese water so Japanese law would apply I think. Not sure they have due process like we do under USA constitution.

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