Finally free. The first 181 returnees from Wuhan, China, are to recover complete freedom on Friday, February 14. Among these returnees who returned to France on January 31, the authorities did not report any contamination with the Covid-19 coronavirus. The Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn, will meet with some of them at mid-day at the holiday center of Carry-le-Rouet (Bouches-du-Rhône), where they were placed in quarantine for 14 days. Follow the latest information on franceinfo.fr.
China is downgrading its balance sheet. China announced Friday that it has downgraded its assessment of the coronavirus epidemic, now 1,380 dead, after the adoption the day before of a new accounting method that had jumped the death toll and contamination. It justifies this revision by “duplicates in statistics”, found after a “verification” whose nature it does not specify. Without this correction, the national balance would have approached 1,500 deaths on Friday.
Passengers from Diamond Princess soon evacuated. Japanese authorities are preparing to evacuate some elderly and frail passengers from the cruise ship in quarantine on Friday, provided their tests for the new coronavirus prove negative. Positive cases among these fragile passengers will be hospitalized. The number of contaminations among the occupants of the liner climbed to 218 Thursday after new analysis results.
A ship rejected by five countries lands in Cambodia. Hundreds of passengers on an American cruise ship Westerdam banned in five Asian ports for fear of the new coronavirus, began landing Friday in Cambodia after more than 10 days of wandering at sea. “We are paying more attention to human rights” than other countries, launched Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.