Coronavirus: Indonesian citizens aboard Diamond Princess to be put in 28-day quarantine after returning home

first_imgTwo elderly Japanese people aboard the ship who were infected died on Thursday, AFP reported.The quarantine period set by the government is longer than what was required for the 200 Indonesian nationals airlifted from Wuhan and cities in Hubei province in China — the outbreak epicenter — who returned home last week after a 14-day quarantine in Natuna, Riau Islands.Yurianto said there were fears those who had been given a clean bill of health and permitted to disembark from the cruise ship might be carrying the virus without showing any symptoms.Read also: Govt mulling evacuation of Indonesians from Diamond Princess: Muhadjir The government is set to put 74 Indonesian crew members from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan into a 28-day quarantine, with stricter screening measures in place, once they set foot in Indonesia, the Health Ministry has said.”We have set a policy for those returning from the cruise ship in Japan to be [quarantined] for two times the incubation period [of the coronavirus], or 28 days of observation,” the ministry’s disease control and prevention directorate general secretary, Achmad Yurianto, said on Friday.The decision was made after 634 of the 3,711 people onboard the British-American-owned Diamond Princess tested positive for the virus — including four of the 78 Indonesian crew members — making the vessel anchored in Yokohama the biggest coronavirus cluster outside the epicenter in China. “Thus, once they return home, we will do a thorough examination. Not only a physical examination, but also tests for the virus,” Yurianto said as quoted by kompas.com, “We will refer to them as PDPs [patient under observation] and do a total screening, which is important prior to putting them into quarantine.”He said that during the quarantine, health authorities would put the PDPs into different clusters. For instance, those who had had contact with their infected colleagues or those who had been ill while aboard the ship, though not from coronavirus, would be kept separate from those who had not.An estimated 600 Diamond Princess passengers who tested negative for the virus have disembarked since the two-week quarantine period ended on Wednesday, the cruise ship operator said.The remaining hundreds of passengers and the 74 Indonesian crew members are still awaiting clearance to disembark, which is expected to be issued Saturday, Yurianto said. They may only return to their respective countries if they test negative, otherwise they will be admitted to hospitals in Japan.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Friday that the government had prepared several options to evacuate the 74 Indonesian crew members from the cruise ship, including to take them home on a ship or via plane.”We have also prepared the hospitals, but we have not made any decisions in relation to the location [for the quarantine],” he said, adding that Jakarta would soon make a decision on the evacuation plan. (hol)Topics :last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Asisat Oshoala’s goal helps Nigeria defeat South Korea

first_imgNigeria boosted its hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 win over South Korea.An own goal from Kim Do-yeon, given after a VAR check, and Asisat Oshoala’s strike in Grenoble got the Super Falcons off the mark in the tournament. Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USA’s record-setting win over Thailand Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings They now face host France in their final game in Group A, while South Korea, who remains without a point but still has an outside chance of qualification, faces Norway.Both sides entered the game in search of a response to defeats in their opening group games. Related Newscenter_img It was South Korea, beaten 4-0 by France in the tournament’s curtain-raiser, who started the more purposefully with Lee Geum-min testing Nigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie with a curling effort before Lee Mi-na drove narrowly wide.#NGA GOAL! #NGA #KOR  An own-goal from Kim Doyeon gives @NGSuper_Falcons the lead! #NGAKOR | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/3WZlvlQ8Uw— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 12, 2019However, its opponents took control against the run of play courtesy of a defensive error when Kim inadvertently volleyed beyond her onrushing goalkeeper and into her own goal. Referee Anastasia Pustovoytova eventually gave the goal after a lengthy VAR check to determine whether Nigeria forward Desire Oparanozie had handled the ball before it crossed the line.Oparanozie headed narrowly over in the 50th minute, while South Korea were denied a goal for offside nine minutes later.Nnadozie could count herself fortunate when she palmed a cross straight to Lee, who converted only for the offside flag to go up.Barcelona’s Oshoala sealed the victory with 15 minutes left when she latched onto Chidinma Okeke’s excellent pass to squeeze home from a tight angle.  Key Opta facts- Nigeria has become the first African side in Women’s World Cup history to win its second group game at the tournament, with 12 of the previous 13 such matches ending in defeat for sides from Africa (D1).- Asisat Oshoala (2015 and 2019) has become just the second Nigerian to score in two different Women’s World Cup tournaments after Rita Nwadike (1995 and 1999).- At 18 years and 186 days, Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie has become the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s World Cup game.last_img read more