Coronavirus loss of life reported in Taiwan, US cruise passengers launched from quarantine

The reported loss of life marks the fourth virus fatality exterior China.

One other coronavirus-related loss of life was reported exterior of China this weekend.

An unidentified man in his 60s was first admitted to a hospital on Feb. three after he developed a cough every week earlier, Taiwan’s Ministry of Well being and Welfare stated in an announcement. He died from the virus on Saturday, and his stays will probably be reserved for additional medical testing, in accordance with the assertion.


This loss of life is the fourth reported coronavirus fatality to happen exterior mainland China. France reported a coronavirus fatality Sunday and the World Well being Group (WHO) stated Japan and the Philippines each recorded deaths. As of Sunday morning, China has 1,524 reported coronavirus fatalities and practically 67,000 instances, the WHO stated.

Well being officers and companies across the globe continued to comprise the virus and deal with any affected person who might have contracted the illness. The primary group of the 400 U.S. passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been docked on the port of Yokohama in Japan for quarantine since Feb. three, were allowed to leave the boat Sunday morning.

They have been bused to the airport, examined for any signs and, if cleared, will probably be flown to Travis Air Pressure Base in California and Lackland Air Pressure Base in Texas for a 14-day quarantine, U.S. officers stated. The U.S. will present these passengers free, chartered flights again to America till March four, and symptomatic passengers will stay in care in Japan, the embassy stated.

At the very least 285 folks onboard the Diamond Princess examined optimistic for the virus as of Sunday morning, and the boat’s house owners, Princess Cruises, stated it can cancel all journeys till April 20 due to the quarantine interval.


“We’re making ready Diamond Princess to return to service April 29, 2020 for the beginning of Japan’s annual Golden Week celebrations,” the corporate stated in an announcement launched Saturday evening.

There are 15 reported instances within the U.S. as of Sunday morning, in accordance with the WHO. Chicago officers introduced Saturday evening that two patients who contracted the virus have been launched from residence isolation after eight days.

A type of two, an unidentified girl in her 60s, had visited Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, and transmitted the illness to her husband, in accordance with well being officers. They each examined detrimental for the virus, following their remedy and isolation, in accordance with Dr. Terry Mason, the chief working officer for the Chicago Division of Public Well being.

“They’ve been via loads. We thank them, and everybody else concerned, for his or her cooperation all through the method,” he stated in an announcement.