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Some of the patients were upset to find little difference between life at the hotel and being hospitalized when their expectations were to have more freedom.

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A staff worker at Toyoko Inn near Tokyo Station, which is filled with coronavirus patients with mild or no symptoms. Some complain they are effectively under "house arrest" and barred from contact with each other as a precaution.

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2 ( +4 / -2 )

What did they expect? Some real cluelessness going on

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Well, it's not a vacation, folks...

5 ( +6 / -1 )

I'm confused... if you have mild or no symptoms, why not then require them to isolate at home? Isn't this a waste of resources?

Then again, if they're complaining that they have no freedom, I guess it is best to lock them up out contact with others since they clearly don't understand or care that they could infect others.

What is wrong with people?

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This overreaction based largely on media and social hysteria is unnecessary.

Under 70's and those without pre-existing conditions have almost zero chance of serious complications or death from Covid-19. Isolating them at home and keeping them away from high risk people should be sufficient.

It's just not necessary to shut down the whole country for this. We'll suffer bigger problems in the long run with a wrecked economy and depressed populace. We can't perpetually do this every flu season.

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

A consequence of not properly informing the populace about the virus.

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savethegaijin,

They’re not at home because the authorities (obviously not the whiners) don’t want them to infect family members. If Person A has no symptoms but does have the virus, he or she could very easily infect others in the house - a grandmother, for example, with a lung problem - who could possibly die because of the infection.

Second, if Person A has no symptoms and stays at home and infects his or her spouse or child, the newly infected person can go about their business and infect dozens of other people before discovering that they, too, have the virus.

Cheers.

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What did these losers expect? A Diamond Princess cruise?

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What did they expect? Some real cluelessness going on

Exactly. Just because tourists book hotel rooms, it doesn't mean they're going to be in their rooms 24/7!

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They’re not at home because the authorities (obviously not the whiners) don’t want them to infect family members. If Person A has no symptoms but does have the virus, he or she could very easily infect others in the house - a grandmother, for example, with a lung problem - who could possibly die because of the infection.

This makes little sense, considering that the person may have been infectious for a couple weeks while living at home with their family already. Any virus that was going to be passed on was probably already passed on. Not that I'm suggesting it, but it would make more sense to put the grandmother with the lung problem in quarantine.

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@Borscht:

Second, if Person A has no symptoms and stays at home and infects his or her spouse or child, the newly infected person can go about their business and infect dozens of other people before discovering that they, too, have the virus.*

Precisely! Why don't people understand this!?

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I wonder how they got tested and diagnosed if they are asymptomatic or only have mild symptoms. Would it be because they are known to have been in contact with someone positive and with serious symptoms?

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