I was under the impression that either the company or government of Okinawa knew that there was a passenger that disembarked in Hong Kong which tested positive for COVID-19 on January 25th, days prior to the passengers disembarking in Naha on February 1st.February 15, 2020 @ 0700 -- As discussed by Governor Tamaki, 15 non-stop flights between Okinawa and 5 Chinese cities per week have been canceled as well as 50 of 87 flights between Naha International Airport and Shanghai. Additionally, the ports closed off to cruise ships meant to also dock in Naha, Okinawa; Nakagusuku, Okinawa; Ishigaki Island, Okinawa; and Miyako Island, Okinawa. This is all in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Okinawa.
Source: Princess Cruises: Diamond Princess Coronavirus & Quarantine Updates - Notices & AdvisoriesOn the previous voyage, a guest from Hong Kong, embarked in Yokohama on January 20, sailed one segment of the itinerary, and disembarked in Hong Kong on January 25. He visited a local Hong Kong hospital, six days after leaving the ship, where he later tested positive for coronavirus on February 1. While on the ship he did not visit the ship’s medical centre to report any symptoms or illness. The hospital reports that he is in stable condition and the family members traveling with him remain symptom-free
Source: Naha goes on high alert, days after visit by virus-hit cruise ship | The Japan TimesThe ship arrived in Naha at 1:30 p.m. and left for Yokohama at around 11 p.m. that day.
Last I heard, there was a vaccine made. It was also made in under 3 hours after the genetic sequence was released, which is quite amazing with the advancement of medical/biotech (without getting into conspiracy theories behind COVID-19).Scary stuff all around. I hope they find a vaccine soon.
This seemingly doesn't appear to be the case, though. While a lot are elderly, some aren't immunocompromised and are in their teens to mid 30s, with a 36 year old being the youngest confirmed to succumb to the virus and a newborn getting infected with coronavirus after birth.unless you are old and or unhealthy already I don't see a problem
This and avoiding contact with your face without washing up is probably something everyone can agree on.wash hands frequently
I don't quite think so. I might've come off as placing blame, but that wasn't my intended meaning behind it.looking back and placing blame is stupid
While that may be the case now, it doesn't mean it will be the case two months from now as more and more "outliers" (I say outliers as they are the minority of what you did mention) will pop up. Furthermore, I believe that this is just the beginning, in Okinawa, and around the rest of the world, too.old meaning the majority, with anything, there will always be exceptions.
Sadly, I think that's true unless China starts to share more information with the rest of the world, or if more than 2 deaths occur outside of China.Time will tell
judging by the fact that within 30 mins of me being at Sunabe sea wall today 5 random people sneezed and not one of them covered their mouth, if this thing gets out, it will take a toll.
Hopefully, everyone can be hygienic in the meantime
Pretty sure Japan is crapping their pants right now, not because of the virus but sadly because of how much money they stand to lose if this thing does not clear up prior to the Olympics in June. As for Okinawa, I get a sense of lip service.However, I hope the Government of Japan and Okinawa government is taking this seriously and it's on their radar now.
You're likely right on that one.Pretty sure Japan is crapping their pants right now, not because of the virus but sadly because of how much money they stand to lose if this thing does not clear up prior to the Olympics in June. As for Okinawa, I get a sense of lip service.