A fourth Israeli has contracted the coronavirus on the coronavirus-hit cruise ship “Diamond Princess” on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health.
The infected Israeli is expected to be taken off the ship to a Japanese hospital for further treatment.
Two of the passengers aboard the ship died earlier on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, as a second group of passengers began disembarking after two-weeks quarantined onboard.
More than 620 of the passengers on the Diamond Princess liner have been infected on the ship, which has been quarantined since Feb. 3, initially with about 3,700 people on board. CLICK on here to read more from JPost.
The country is preparing for the pre-dawn Friday arrival of 11 Israelis who have been quarantined on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan since February 3.
The 11 include two who disembarked from the ship Wednesday after a final examination and nine who are expected to be released Thursday before making their way back to Ben-Gurion Airport. “It’s like the exodus from Egypt,” one Israeli said in a self-recorded video that was later disseminated to the press. CLICK on here to read more from JPost.
In the past few years, telemedicine has been at the forefront of medical innovation. Now a device developed by the Netanya start-up Tyto Care is going to help the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, monitor the 12 Israelis returning from the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess while minimizing the staff’s exposure to the potential infection.
The Israelis are scheduled to arrive at Sheba on Thursday and will spend a period in isolation at the facility after two weeks on quarantine on board the ship that has registered 540 cases of the disease as of Wednesday. Three other Israeli citizens who tested positive to the virus remain hospitalized in Japan. CLICK on here to read more from JPost.
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