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Coronavirus quarantine on Diamond Princess cruise ship 'chaotic,' Japanese expert claims

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 19, 2020, 8:22 PM UTCBy Matthew Mulligan and Yuliya TalmazanThe novel coronavirus quarantine measures put in place by Japanese officials on board a cruise ship where thousands of people have been kept in isolation were “completely chaotic,” an infectious disease specialist who visited the vessel has claimed.In two YouTube videos, one in English and one in Japanese, Kentaro Iwata, a professor at Kobe University Hospital in the central Japanese city of Kobe, criticized the situation on the Diamond Princess.“Everybody could have the virus,” he said, adding, "The cruise ship was completely inadequa ...
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