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Italy quarantines north to try to halt coronavirus

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By Crispian Balmer and Angelo Amante

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I do not recall anything of this sort in my lifetime. I wonder if this could be the end. Naturally Japan will consider such measures and I will be stuck in Tokyo.

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Italians are known not to obey well any rules.

They'd better start to stop moving around because in France the spread comes from Italy.

Hope recovery to all. Keep hands clean !

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And in Italy it arrived from Germany @jonathanprin

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About a month ago Japan officials were under criticism for their mishandling outbreak crisis inside a cruise ship off Yokohama Bay. Some critics then often referred to the "well-done" case of another cruiser Costa Smeralda which disembarked 6,000 passengers in an Italian port city, only 12 hours after declaring the suspicion of infection were "cleared" with a couple being negative.

Coronavirus: Thousands allowed off cruise ship after scare

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51314138

It remains unknown, too early to conclude whether the cruiser case is directly responsible for the current deadly outbreak.... but there is an indication. Negligence, initial mishandling are not at all unique to Japan.

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Naturally Japan will consider such measures and I will be stuck in Tokyo.

Naturally, Japan won't. It's too big of a risk for the economy and no one in the government has the balls to make that decision.

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Naturally Japan will consider such measures and I will be stuck in Tokyo

Nope, Japan will never take such measures so don’t worry. There will never be any forced measures in Japan, only voluntary.

Everything will be open again after March 15th.

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Well. the Austrians were concerned over those coming from Italy who may have the virus, so simply closing off the borders helps. But hey, this is Europe - no borders right ?

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This disease is a problem to contain because of the long incubation period without symptoms where the infected person is still able to unknowingly infect others. Mistakes and mishandling of the outbreak has undoubtedly been present in more than one country, we are learning as we go, not having to deal with anything as difficult as this since Spanish Flu and the world is vastly more interconnected and individual mobility so much easier than it was a century ago. Wuhan virus will be a learning experience for the world; it may prove beneficial if the lessons learned help prevent the spread of a future more lethal pandemic.

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Wuhan virus will be a learning experience for the world; it may prove beneficial if the lessons learned help prevent the spread of a future more lethal pandemic.

One can hope!

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Nope, Japan will never take such measures so don’t worry. There will never be any forced measures in Japan, only voluntary.

Everything will be open again after March 15th.

I would not be sure about that. The virus and the virus panic are still expanding.

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titin

And in Italy it arrived from Germany @jonathanprin

....and in Germany, with Merkels open borders, anything can arrive. As of now, Merkel and her Eurocrats are still insisting that there must be no border controls in Europe.

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What appears to be good Coronavirus medical info from Wuhan

http://en.people.cn/n3/2020/0307/c90000-9665722.html

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As of now, Merkel and her Eurocrats are still insisting that there must be no border controls in Europe.

But there are border controls in every EU country. Everyone arriving from outside the EU must pass through border controls. Even EU residents pass across border points.

Depending on each country visas are needed.

https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/border-crossing_en

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