US starts evacuating its citizens from quarantined ship ‘Diamond Princess’, Australia to follow suit
Coronavirus death toll touches 1770 in China
NewDelhi : China on Sunday reported 105 new fatalities due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has taken the cumulative death toll to 1770 in mainland China. The country has also added 2048 new confirmed Coronavirus infections on Sunday taking the cumulative Coronavirus positive cases to 70,548, according to the data released by China’s National Health Commission.
Out of the 105 new fatalities, Hubei province alone has reported 100 death cases. The province also reported 1933 new confirmed cases on Sunday. However, the Chinese authorities has said that the number of new confirmed cases outside Hubei, has been declining for the last 13 days.
Meanwhile, Japan on Monday said that the United States has started evacuating its citizen’s from the cruise ship Diamond Princess which has been quarantined off the Yokohama coast. The first batch of US citizens have flown home but as many as 40 US citizens who have tested positive, to stay behind for treatment.
After America, Australia is also devising a plan to evacuate its citizens off the cruise ship. There are about 200 Australians in the Ship out whom 16 has been tested positive for Coronavirus.
More than 3,700 passengers and crew are onboard the cruise ship, docked at Yokohama port south of Tokyo. Since the infections began on board 355 people have tested positive for Coronavirus, including 5 Indians. There are 138 Indians in the Ship.
The Indian Embassy in Tokyo said on Sunday that it is keeping an eye on the 5 Indians infected with Coronavirus. The health conditions of these patients are stable and improving.
“The health conditions of all Indians currently being treated for COVID-19 are stable and improving. The Embassey is coordinating with the Japanese government and Ship management company for health, safety and welfare onboard Indian nationals. The Embassy is also in touch with all Indian nationals who are successfully braving out the situation” Indian embassy has said in a statement.