In China, the virus has reportedly spread rapidly through four prisons on the mainland, including two in Hubei. Two of them - both Japanese in their 80s - died on Thursday, and about 100 passengers will be transferred ashore in coming days for further quarantine because they were in close quarters with infected travelers.
He said the Japanese Health Ministry-led operation implemented some measures, but "to me it was not good enough, because there were exchanges of dirty and clean".
Public criticism of the government has played out in social media.
In a YouTube video since pulled offline, Kentaro Iwata, professor at the infectious diseases division of Japan's Kobe University, described the situation on board as "chaotic" and "completely inadequate in terms of infection control".
Passengers sit up for transportation after leaving the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 20, 2020. One person at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego tested positive for coronavirus and remains at a local hospital. The ministry could not confirm how many people remained on board, or when disembarkation would be complete.
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Although given the all-clear in Japan, those on Friday's evacuation flight will be taken straight to Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral for 14 days of quarantine.
Passengers from the Diamond Princess were taken by stations and airports to begin the journeys home. Eastern time, where they were screened for symptoms before they were taken by bus to Cornwall.
About 1,000 Japanese released from the ship after testing negative for the virus were permitted to go straight home this week.
A U.S. State Department official said there were still about 45 U.S. citizens on board the cruise ship as of Thursday.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the novel coronavirus in China has gone up to 2,236 with 118 more casualties reported, mostly from the hard-hit Hubei province, while the overall confirmed infection cases have climbed to 75,465, Chinese health officials said on Friday. It was quarantined after a passenger who disembarked last month in Hong Kong was found to be the carrier of the disease.
Iwata also said Japan should follow the example of the USA and other countries in requiring an additional two-week quarantine for passengers after they leave the ship.
It was not immediately known why they were not tested earlier when they developed initial symptoms and consulted with the ship's clinic, Sakoi said.