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Australia to evacuate more than 200 citizens from cruise ship

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Being quarantined for another 14 days is rough. I can see why some would want to stay. They would be free to go in a few days.

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Being quarantined for another 14 days is rough. I can see why some would want to stay. They would be free to go in a few days.

But every day a new case is reported pushes back the "safe" line back by two weeks! Leaving now and facing another two weeks is better than potentially being on this ship for another month!

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Christmas Island is going to get crowded.

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Well, at least 14 of the Americans that were evacuated from the ship have now tested positive. They have a much longer quarantine ahead of them.

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Christmas Island is going to get crowded.

This group will be quarantined outside Darwin, not Christmas Island.

I hope they stay healthy and time passes quickly for them. The Christmas Island Quarantined have all tested negative and will begin returning home from today I believe.

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repatriated so the Australian government have to do it. It is the right thing especially after what have happened on that ship. The ABC News Australia does not sugarcoat its words and calls the cruise ship a 'virus incubator'.

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The Americans and the Canadians have been repatriated. The Australian government have to do it, too. It is the right thing especially after what have happened on that ship. The ABC News Australia does not sugarcoat its words and calls the cruise ship a 'virus incubator'.

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All ships are virus incubators. But isolating an infected group in quarantine away from the population is standard practice. As for repatriation by respective counties, it's way too late now.

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Today (Monday) another 99 people tested positive for the virus on that boat, though 14 of those were Americans who flew out this morning.

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But every day a new case is reported pushes back the "safe" line back by two weeks! Leaving now and facing another two weeks is better than potentially being on this ship for another month!

Has the date been pushed back? As far as I know, it's still the 19th despite the new cases. They even let the elderly off.

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A cruise ship should not be stuffed like an airplane. It should be for pleasure. How can you stick over 100 people on a ship and still have room for entertainment? Personally, I think planes should have entertainment too, a bar that passengers go to, and less seats.

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the ship is based in Japan, and ship is in Japanese waters. do you think anybody can just come in and take their citizens without talking to the Japanese government first and get approved.

do you know how long some medications took to come into Japanese customs for the people in the cruise ship? these were not dangerous drugs, they were diabetic , insulin and pills,

if insulins took more than a week to clear customs, how many days do you think it took for U.S to get their people out?

We will never to know the discussions between Japan and other countries past 10 days, but it's obvious that J government's way was not working,

is it working ? let me know, maybe i miss something here

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Japanese need to grow up and embrace critical thought, even Chinese living oppression, criticize their country ,your government childless response Ringo's crisis

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Out CCP mouthpiece is trying to tell us to use critical thinking, without realizing that following the CCP proves one to not be able to think critically.

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