Japan won’t test medical workers on cruise ship for virus


  • Japan
  • Sunday, 23 Feb 2020

Medical workers with protective suites enter the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in the Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japan won’t test medical workers who came in close contact with passengers on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked near Tokyo, the NHK broadcaster reported on Sunday (Feb 13). - AP

TOKYO: Japan won’t test medical workers who came in close contact with passengers on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked near Tokyo, the NHK broadcaster reported on Sunday (Feb 13).

Doctors and nurses who don’t have symptoms won’t be examined because they have "mastered the technology to prevent infection,” the report said, citing the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Health professionals on board the ship were involved in quarantine work with passengers.

The health ministry will examine 41 state officials who worked on the Diamond Princess after most of them returned to work without being tested, the report said.

China’s National Health Commission reported that more than 1,700 medical workers have been infected by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, while at least six have died. - Vloomberg
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