"I don't think anyone can predict when this will happen but I don't think we should be operating on the basis that it won't happen".
About 500 passengers are expected to return home Wednesday.
Passengers will be informed of the "exact departure time approximately 24 hours before the flight", reads an email received by passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at a port near Tokyo.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has urged both Hong Kong people on the cruise ship and those at home to accept the government's quarantine plans. They were so positive and optimistic, lots of us have followed their videos. they were pleased they had a balcony so they could see out, get some fresh air.
Kiwis and Australians stuck on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama are on their way home. China is struggling to get its economy back on track after imposing severe travel restrictions to contain a virus that emerged in the central province of Hubei late previous year.
He said there were no clear barriers separating ship crew who were feeling ill and wanted to be tested for the virus from officials assigned to handle the requests.
Anyone who has come into contact with someone who later proved positive has their 14-day quarantine period "reset".
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'On the plane we were with specialists. very knowledgeable doctors and CDC professionals, ' she said.
"There could also be another mode of transmission we're not familiar with", she said, noting the possibility of environmental spread and the importance of "deep-cleaning" the entire ship to prevent people from touching contaminated surfaces.
But Kato insisted that isolating passengers after they left was not necessary, explaining that the cruise ship had been quarantined for 14 days according to a recommendation from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.
The repatriates will have to undergo another 14-day quarantine in the Philippines, said Health Assistant Secretary for Public Health Services Maria Rosario Vergeire. He also said Japan has missed a chance to answer important epidemiological questions about the new virus and the illness it causes.
That raised fears many other Westerdam passengers could be spreading the virus as they scattered, although no other cases have been recorded.
A study of over 45,000 people diagnosed with the virus, published on Tuesday, found that around 80% of cases were mild. Passengers were required to stay isolated in their suites or cabins, but it has not stopped the spread of the virus. When the cruise started, there were 1,045 crew members on board.
"The present coronavirus cases reported on the cruise ships are therefore not unexpected and isolating all the passengers in their cabins, while frustrating, is the best option until they can be taken off and housed in a more comfortable facility until the incubation period has passed". Of the 3,711 passengers and crew on board the ship, there are 542 who reportedly have the coronavirus.
They are now staying at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac for a 2-week quarantine, the incubation period of the virus.
McKenna said the couple have already filled out paperwork with their current health information and are being told they'll be screened no fewer than three times before the plane departs.