COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.

Maria 'Bing' Velasquez Reid comments

Posted in: Ending coronavirus emergency raises hope, sparks some concern See in context

I saw the man with a full mask but he is not protecting his eyes. The virus that floats can enter through the eyes. He should be wearing glasses

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Posted in: U.S. arrests ex-Green Beret, son on charges of smuggling Ghosn out of Japan See in context

These men are an accessory to crime. They should have stayed away from this. Greed

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who will pay for delay See in context

I am losing a lot of money canceling but my life is worth more than forcing myself to go.

Not only some hotels should refund but should everyone should refund.

It is best to move the Olympics 2-3 years out. It is not worth for attendees to risk their lives nor for Japan to get contaminated by who knows can contaminate. There is no crystal ball when we will have a safe vaccine. I personally will only travel after the safe vaccine. I do not want to spend time anywhere to be quarantined at my expense for 14 days anywhere.

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Posted in: Economy minister cancels appearances after contact with virus-infected staffer See in context

"Neither the minister nor the staffer who tested positive for the virus has shown any symptoms, but as a precaution, the minister will remain at home until he receives further notice on his condition from health authorities," the office said in a statement.”

it is possible because one could be ASYMPTOMATIC - meaning they do not show symptoms but could be a carrier

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Posted in: 14 more crew have virus on cruise ship docked in Nagasaki See in context

If that ship has been there since January - the crew have probably gone to Tokyo even for a day or somewhere to bring back the virus to the ship OR brought it to Tokyo?

i always presume that anyone could be infected since many are asymptomatic who may be spreading the virus. Yokohama should be in lockdown.???

There should be new vent systems in every ship

Test the people in Yokohama so they don it spread it. Find out the restaurants and places they have been.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who will pay for delay See in context

We should just roll back and move everything 4 years forward - many will be broke - lose jobs, waiting for vaccine - who wants to go without a vaccine?!

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Posted in: Coronavirus outbreak sparks harassment at workplaces in Japan See in context

Maybe the boss did not want the younger employee to contaminate the 73 year old woman. They say grandchildren or young people should not even visit grandparents.

masks prevent you from touching your face where your hands most likely touched a contaminated door knob or rail. Coronavirus stays on metalnisually for 3 days as long as 8’days!

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

If where I am from becomes in the list of a 14-day quarantine - why go?! Where I am coming from is NOT in the list YET.

They should announce it by 2nd week of May.

I may not have COVID-19 but others may develop one as sometimes it manifests more than 14 days

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Posted in: Coronavirus to cut foreign visitors' spending in Japan by estimated ¥981.3 bil See in context

The ¥ is stronger today

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Posted in: Coronavirus to cut foreign visitors' spending in Japan by estimated ¥981.3 bil See in context

It is ¥106.95 to $1

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Posted in: Japan to invalidate 2.8 million visas for Chinese amid virus fears See in context


in Thailand: The minister's post said Japan, Germany, South Korea, China "including its special territories Macao and Hong Kong," Taiwan, France, Singapore, Italy and Iran have been declared as "dangerous communicable disease areas." 

Anyone traveling from those places will have to self-quarantine for 14 days "with no exceptions," Charnvirakul added.

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Posted in: Japan defends cautious approach on coronavirus testing as 7th death reported See in context

If they wait until one has pneumonia- the virus would have been spreading along the way before the pneumonia. If the patient has been home, the family would get contaminated. If in the hospital and the healthcare people do not treat the patient ASAP, the healthcare people looking after this patient will catch the Coronavirus as well.

I thought as soon as one feels feverish and/or has a cold, should automatically have the priority to be tested. The person is already exhibiting some symptoms. If so test and isolate ASAP.

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Posted in: Hundreds leave quarantined cruise ship in Yokohama as coronavirus concerns grow See in context

After getting out of the Sjip - all of them without exception should re-quarantine alone from their family so they do not contaminate their family. Only then should they ride public transportation and join the public.

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Posted in: Gov't says 2 elderly people from cruise ship have died; another 2 officials infected with coronavirus See in context

“He told a news conference that after measures were put in place to isolate passengers on Feb. 5, the number of new infections was now almost at zero. "In that sense, we believe the isolation was effective," he said.

Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) said in a report issued Wednesday that no new cases of the onset of the COVID-19 disease from the cruise ship were reported on Feb 16-17 and only one crew member case on Feb 15.”

The passengers were still mingling around doing yoga in the beginning.

Looks like new cases have subsided.

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Posted in: Japan issues coronavirus medical guidance as infections rise See in context

Why did this cruise ship continue its voyage when the Coronavirus was beginning to spread?

Does it take something like this before they stop? Reschedule trips for next year.

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Posted in: Americans from virus-hit cruise ship head home by chartered plane See in context

Before there was legionnaires disease. Until air ducts have individual separate vents I will never take a cruise. I hope they all survive.

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Posted in: Number of infections on virus-hit ship in Yokohama up 70 to 355 See in context

I think after the first 20 tests - the nationals of all other countries should have picked up their citizens and quarantined them immediately. Just like the US picked up the Americans from Wuhan. This way they do not spread more within the boat. They get quarantined ASAP.

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Posted in: Coronavirus infection cases spread further in Japan See in context

Turn back the boat! Why is it still there?!

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Posted in: Japan reports first coronavirus death; 3 others, including doctor test positive See in context

All taxi drivers must be tested?

Can they trace the passengers who rode the taxi if they paid by credit card within the last 14 days??

Who did the mother in law see and contact before, and during the time she was sick.

Also talk to those contacts who they got in touch with. It’s like a domino effect. This is how it spreads.

therefore everyone admitted in the hospital MUST be tested for Coronavirus

Thise medical experts in the hospital who saw the mother in law must also be tested and those who they hot in touch with. Isolate them quick for testing.

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Posted in: Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on See in context

Maybe the people in the cruise ship in Yokohama should sunbathe in fresh air to prevent the virus from growing???

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Posted in: Japan torn over whether to test all on cruise ship for coronavirus See in context

To test more - kits not eniugh

Send back - other countries are turning cruise ships away.

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Posted in: Pranks and patience: Passing the time on the Diamond Princess See in context

I do not understand why they do not send the passengers back where the trip started and go home.

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Posted in: Japan prepares ferry to be used for quarantine as virus spreads See in context

Send them all back? Probably the best

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Posted in: Tokyo governor urges residents to wash their hands amid virus outbreak See in context

I bought masks with N99 meaning prevent 99% germ proof

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Posted in: Japan Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms for Tokyo Games unveiled See in context

I hope they will be in air conditioned rooms.

that is so hot in humid summer weather.

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

Calculated plan - now she is famous to make money on her clothes line, and the blog which used to earn $60K will now be worth much more. There will even be more media coverage on her after leaving. So this reason doesn’t make sense. (Avoiding media)

There was strife between her father and half family before the wedding.

She knew what it was all about - Rules about no red or black painted nails etc.

It’s a slap of insult to the monarchy and their tradition.

She divorced her first husband quickly. She sent back the wedding ring by mail.

She left and did not face the Queen to discuss her exit.

If you were the Mother in law, how would you take it?

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

Stocks are different from using company money for PERSONAL use. Tax laws.

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Posted in: Lebanon issues travel ban for Ghosn See in context

“According to the official, Ghosn was also interrogated on a separate report against him over a 2008 visit to Israel. Lebanon and Israel are technically at war. No decision was taken regarding this case, which according to Lebanese law can be punishable between one and 10 years in jail.”

the Fugitive gets away with anything including the punishable crime he did in Israel in 2008.

slippery slime bag

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

"If he is innocent and thinks countries other than Japan are fairer, why didn't he go to the United States or France?" asked the prosecutor, indicating a lack of faith in Lebanon's judicial system.

Ghosn, facing trial in Japan, jumped bail and fled to Lebanon in late December. He has been charged with underreporting his remuneration at Nissan by several billion yen over eight years and aggravated breach of trust for allegedly misusing the automaker's funds.

A crook is a crook.

He reminds me of “El Chapo”. He has “Houdini” vanishing tricks too. No honest person escapes trial if you think you are innocent. With the world watching? Everyone wants to do this entire thing right. Have faith in the Judicial system.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

“But in recent days French officials have hardened their stance, calling Ghosn a "defendant like any other" and saying he should face justice in a court of law.”

If he is truly innocent and really paid his taxes, then what is he afraid of. To plot what he did is crooked in the first place.

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