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DIAMOND PRINCESS

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2023
Tokyo court upholds dismissal of worker at Diamond Princess operator
The former employee of Carnival Japan claimed that the company had not made sufficient efforts to avoid the dismissal of workers, including through using government subsidies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2023
Diamond Princess returns to Yokohama, three years after mass COVID outbreak
The outbreak of infections on the ship in February 2020 led to thousands being quarantined and left 13 of the over 700 infected crew and passengers dead.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 1, 2023
First foreign cruise ship arrives in Japan since 2020 following COVID curbs
The Amadea is the first of 212 vessels scheduled to arrive in the country in 2023, with some ships expected to make multiple port calls.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2021
Cruise ships in Japan back on track with COVID-19 safety measures
With smaller crowds and coronavirus testing, two major cruise ships have made 21 trips since the Tokyo area ended its state of emergency
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2021
Japan cruise ship returns after passenger tests positive for COVID-19
While infections are not believed to have spread among the roughly 720 passengers and crew aboard the Asuka II, the cruise was canceled and made an emergency return to port in Yokohama.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2021
One year after the Diamond Princess outbreak, COVID-19 lessons still to be learned
The outbreak of COVID-19 on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama last February provided an early test of Japanu2019s defenses against a deadly virus that would later go on to upend our lives.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jan 24, 2021
How U.S. CDC missed chances to spot COVID-19's silent spread
At a key moment in the pandemic when Americans were quarantined after possible exposure to the virus, the CDC resisted studying if the disease could be spread by those without symptoms.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 29, 2020
Japan's specialist cleaners find new purpose and demand in pandemic
Usually tasked with cleaning up the aftermath of suicide, the squalor of derelict houses and post-disaster debris, the virus has created a boom for the niche industry.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 13, 2020
Japan to seek international rules on states' response to infection-hit ships
The Foreign Ministry will also study compiling international rules to ensure stable supplies of face masks and other medical items and equipment.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2020
Japan Coast Guard holds rescue drill in event of virus outbreak
The drill was conducted on the assumption that a man in his 70s developed symptoms such as fever and difficulty breathing.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 8, 2020
The world’s cruise ships can’t sail. Now, what to do with them?
Hundreds of people lined the banks of Glasgow’s River Clyde a few weeks ago for the rare sight of a small, high-end cruise ship sailing upriver — practically into the heart of the city. The Azamara Journey thrilled socially distanced onlookers by blasting its horn, typically a heralding of lively celebration. But this time nobody was there to wave on the deck of the 700-passenger ship, aside from the couple dozen members of its skeleton crew. This was no celebratory arrival, after all: It was a vessel on life support, just like every other ship dealing with the pandemic’s brutal wake.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 17, 2020
Virus-hit Diamond Princess leaves three months after quarantine debacle in Yokohama
The Diamond Princess, the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship that was quarantined in the port of Yokohama in February, left for Malaysia on Saturday for its crew to return, the Japanese unit of Carnival Corp. said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2020
Nagasaki confirms 33 cases of COVID-19 on cruise ship
An Italian cruise ship docked in Nagasaki for repairs with 623 crew members aboard has become the latest host of a COVID-19 cluster, with the confirmation of at least 33 infections on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 25, 2020
80% of Diamond Princess coronavirus patients had mild or no symptoms
The SDF report is believed to be one of the largest analyses of symptoms caused by the new virus to be compiled in Japan, according to the Defense Ministry.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2020
Over 400 cruise ship visits canceled at Japan ports due to COVID-19
At least 443 port calls by cruise ships at major ports from February to December have been canceled, with many ship operators halting services amid fears over COVID-19, a Kyodo News tally showed Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2020
Crew members on coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess had close contact with infected passengers
u201cCrew members did not limit their movements, and interacted with passengers who had tested positive for the virus,u201d a crew member says.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 9, 2020
Cruise ship turned away twice over COVID-19 fears to dock in Singapore
Singapore will allow cruise ship Costa Fortuna to dock in the city-state on Tuesday, authorities said, after it was turned away from ports in Malaysia and Thailand over coronavirus fears.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 8, 2020
U.S. couple quarantined on Diamond Princess who captivated Twitter with Japanese COVID-19 adventure head home
An American couple whose cruise ship quarantine and Tokyo dining became a Twitter phenomenon are finally on their way home.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2020
Trump administration may discourage travelers from taking ocean cruises
The United States is considering ways to discourage U.S. travelers from taking cruises as part of a broader Trump administration effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, according to four officials familiar with the situation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 6, 2020
Coronavirus testing now covered by Japan's national insurance
The move streamlines the process a bit but whether it will raise Japanu2019s low testing rate to neighboring levels is unclear as test kits and equipment remain scarce.

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