China replaces head of its Hong Kong and Macau affairs office
China has replaced the head of its office overseeing matters in Hong Kong, making him the most senior Beijing-appointed official to lose his job in the wake of sometimes-violent anti-government protests in the Chinese-controlled territory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

2,000 People Are Stranded on a U.S. Cruise Ship After 4 Countries Reject Entry Over Coronavirus Fears
Roughly 2,000 passengers and crew aboard the Holland America Line Westerdam are stranded on the open seas. Fears of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) has prompted four different nations and the U.S. territory of Guam to deny them entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the illness that has caused global panic. After being denied entry into Japan, Guam, the Philippines and Taiwan, unnerved vacationers were initially relieved when the cruise ship’s captain announced on Monday that they’d finally be disembarking in Bangkok, Thailand, on Feb. 13. But the ship is back in limbo after...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

2,000 People Stranded on a U.S. Cruise Ship Will Dock in Cambodia After 4 Countries Reject Entry Over Coronavirus Fears
Roughly 2,000 passengers and crew aboard the Holland America Line Westerdam remain stranded on the open seas on Feb. 12, days after they were supposed to dock in Yokohama, Japan on Feb. 15. Fears of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) has prompted four different nations and the U.S. territory of Guam to deny them entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the illness that has caused global panic. Now, the cruise line says, Cambodia has granted permission for the ship to dock on Feb. 13. In a public statement, Holland America Line says the 2,257 passengers and crew members will be able to go as...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

U.S. Cruise Ship Finally Docks in Cambodia After Being Denied Entry 5 Times Over COVID-19 Fears
The cruise ship Westerdam docked in Cambodia Thursday morning, a relief to the 2,000 passengers and crew on board after the ship was denied entry to five ports over fears of a potential outbreak of COVID-19. Global panic over the novel coronavirus prompted Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S. territory of Guam, to deny the Westerdam entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the deadly illness. Holland American Line, the cruise operator, said it will charter flights to transfer passengers from the coastal city of Sihanoukvilleover to Phnom Penh over the next few days. From there, the passengers wi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Taiwan to bar entry of many Hong Kong, Macau residents to halt virus
Taiwan expanded its restrictions on visitors from Hong Kong and Macau on Monday to freeze the entry of many residents from the two Chinese-run cities to help control the spread of the new coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Royal Caribbean bans China, Hong Kong, Macau passport holders from ships on coronavirus fears
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday it would ban guests holding China, Hong Kong or Macau passports from boarding its ships amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cruise operator bans Chinese nationals from its ships – as it happened
Total infections pass 30,000 as Wuhan whistleblower doctor dies and Singapore reports three new cases. This blog is closedFull report: Wuhan facing ‘wartime conditions’Doctor who blew whistle over virus dies‘Some idiot moaned about breakfast’: life in coronavirus quarantineShare your stories6.36pmGMT6.19pmGMTThe cruise line operator Royal Caribbean has said it will refuse any passengers with Chinese, Hong Kong or Macao passports, regardless of when they were last in China.The remarkable statement comes after reports that about two dozen passengers aboard a cruise ship that docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, on Friday m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Jessica Murray and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Hong Kong Source Type: news

Coronavirus: cruise operator bans Chinese nationals from its ships – as it happened
Total infections pass 30,000 as Wuhan whistleblower doctor dies and Singapore reports three new casesFull report: Wuhan facing ‘wartime conditions’Doctor who blew whistle over virus dies‘Some idiot moaned about breakfast’: life in coronavirus quarantineShare your stories6.36pmGMT6.19pmGMTThe cruise line operator Royal Caribbean has said it will refuse any passengers with Chinese, Hong Kong or Macao passports, regardless of when they were last in China.The remarkable statement comes after reports that about two dozen passengers aboard a cruise ship that docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, on Friday morning were screened ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Jessica Murray and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Hong Kong Source Type: news

Going On A Cruise? Here ’ s How The Coronavirus Will Change Your Trip
(CNN) — Royal Caribbean normally encourages cruise-goers to drop off their luggage, hop on the ship and run off to enjoy their vacations. That’s all changed since the coronavirus outbreak. Spooked by the deadly disease, cruise companies around the world are imposing extraordinary measures to curb its spread, from taking passengers’ temperature before boarding to denying entry to people who’ve recently visited China. Those fears were on full display in the past two weeks, with at least three cruises being quarantined after some passengers showed symptoms. CBS New York: Cruise Ship Passengers Screened...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Fury as the Government tells people flying home from Asia to 'call NHS 111 if you feel ill'
Passengers from China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, should isolate themselves and ring the helpline if they feel unwell, the guidance says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Government issues new coronavirus advice warning Britons flying back from NINE countries
Passengers who have arrived from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, should contact the NHS 111 service. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China virus claims second life off mainland, Macau casinos told to close
The coronavirus outbreak claimed its first life in Hong Kong on Tuesday, compounding the international financial centre's problems after anti-government protests, and Macau, the world's biggest gambling playground, urged casinos to shut their doors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hong Kong records first virus death, Macau shuts casinos
Hong Kong reported its first death from the newly identified coronavirus on Tuesday, the second outside mainland China from an outbreak that has killed more than 420 people, spread around the world and raised fears for global economic growth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hong Kong reports first coronavirus death; Macau to shut casinos
Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death and Macau ordered casinos to shut for two weeks as the Chinese territories battled to halt the spread of an epidemic that has claimed more than 420 lives in mainland China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Macau to suspend casino operations for two weeks to curb spread of virus
Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, said on Tuesday it had asked all casino operators to suspend operations for two weeks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news