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Japan keeps high coronavirus alert as more nationals return from China

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Just a thought. Stop the Chinese from entering Japan and put everyone who was in China in quarantine?

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Cant believe they're being allowed in.

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My morning commute was much less crowded today in Tokyo. I guess many persons are taking it to heart to work from home or come in at staggered times. I have to say that for a novel virus, coming to Tokyo is hitting the jackpot. Masses of people and free movement. Hope it ends well.

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Just a thought. Stop the Chinese from entering Japan and put everyone who was in China in quarantine?

There are infected Japanese in Japan who were not in China.

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will be flying to japanon the 17th of march. im still worried what will happen before our trip. so far, there's no good news :(

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One positive that might come from all this is that companies will see that their emplyees tele-working from home is the way to go - all the time or at least three or four times a week.

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Let that sink in . Among the 99 new passengers on the boat who tested positive, 70 have no symptoms.

If they were free in the nature, for 2 weeks they wouldn't have any symptoms but could transmit it to all those around. How many already such carriers are in Tokyo. From just one such carrier, he can easily infect 10s or 100s of people before he is even aware he is sick... and same thing for the persons he infected.

The conclusion is something is nobody wants to hear, especially Mr Abe, but its probably too late. What we are seeing in China, hundreds of millions of people quarantined is what is going to happen in this country inevitably in a few weeks at best. And actually, the sooner the better. Lets forget about the economy, about those Olympics, its a matter of survival here.

Because the lethality is supposed to be "only" 1-5% ? [which is already a lot] but there are some reports in China that patients who resisted the virus and left the hospital, were infected a second time, with the virus being even deadlier.

Of course we will know rather soon, in 2 weeks or 1 month if these fears are valid or not, but in case they are, and if no strong action is taken immediately then the consequences will be heavy

There are no easy decisions here.

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Seriously I think everybody should go on auto-quarantine. Hospitals, trains, buses, taxis, department stores, everywhere which is crowded is dangerous. i believe there may not much time left before total panic hits

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Push the panic button

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This situation is not true. Corona virius true but pushing the country into recession by corona virius totally untrue. The japanese was playing with figures as usual and now they found a better excuse , that all.

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@liddit31, I know how you feel. I have good friends in Sendai, Yokohama, Tokyo and Kanazawa, and was planning my annual 6-week trek around the country to begin March 25. In the past three days, all of my friends have emailed messages to me telling me to stay home until at least autumn. I suggest you re-consider the timing of your trip. Even if you're hale of health (and I am, even at 65) there's a risk you'll bring it home. Err on the side of caution. Japan's tourism economy will recover soon enough.

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@TrevorPeace i have a friend in japan as well. he updates me from time to time. as much as i want to cancel this trip, i can't get all the money i spent on the plane, hotel (well if our country impose travel ban to japan i can get full refund on the plane). we still have a month to decide and im sure a lot of things will happen in a span of 1 month. lets just pray for a better days to come. im positive that one of these days, there's a good news.

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Cant believe they're being allowed in.

They are being allowed for the same reason America just took 400 Americans back to America.

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There are infected Japanese in Japan who were not in China.

But very few. The majority cases are from the Cruise Ship, Chinese tourist who tested positive in Japan, and Japanese who were in Wuhan. There have 7 cases of Japanese who were in China that got infected. A taxi cab driver in Okinawa, he was driving some from the diamond cruise ship. A taxi cab driver in Tokyo, but he caught he caught from the Chinese tourst. He in turn gave it to 3 others. The two remaining cases are still unknown, the doctor in Wakayama and Worker in China. The health care workers who got from their patients don't count.

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quercetumToday  05:23 pm JST

Just a thought. Stop the Chinese from entering Japan and put everyone who was in China in quarantine?

There are infected Japanese in Japan who were not in China.

That's true. Except that those infected Japanese became infected by close association with other Japanese who had contact with Chinese tourists. Because the Chinese governent did not move on this outbreak quickly, they let an enormous number of Chinese, including those from Wuhan, travel to other countries before the world became aware.

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If they are released by China, they should be OK.

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That ship was in Vietnam, during the month of January, and made port all over Japan, during January, these passenger were infected by someone either in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan or Japan

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Best to keep alert but not go full panic mode. It's not innocent Chinese I'm worried about, it's misinformation and propaganda coming from Beijing and its allies that is best avoided.

If they are released by China, they should be OK.

QED.

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