Lt. Governor confirms Hawaii passenger on Diamond Princess cruise ship examined optimistic for coronavirus – KHON2

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 / 04:49 PM HSTUp to date: Feb 13, 2020 / 10:14 PM HST

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Josh Inexperienced has confirmed {that a} Hawaii passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship examined optimistic for the Coronavirus.

Inexperienced says that the passenger is an aged man.

The person is now getting therapy off of the ship and in a hospital in Japan.

Inexperienced says, “There was a person from Hawaii who contracted Coronavirus that individual is an aged male I spoke to him at present to ensure he’s OK he’s within the hospital there he’s doing positive, the flu is what he expressed have been the signs have been.”

The person advised Inexperienced his partner and a member of the family have examined unfavorable for the virus.

“So the opposite relations to my data have been completely wholesome,” Inexperienced stated. “I have no idea in regards to the different small handful of individuals so we’re proper now hoping that they’re all positive, I did talk with the CDC that we wish to have good info.”

Lt. Governor Inexperienced says that they’ll proceed to check the passenger for the virus and when two exams come out unfavorable, the passenger might be decided as cleared.

Inexperienced provides that if he might have a say within the protocol, he would disembark all the passenger to stop additional contact.

Inexperienced stated, “I want they’d take everyone off the ship and provides them a secure quarantine house the place we will simply isolate every particular person and simply rely out the 14 days after which allow them to come dwelling after they’re not sick and in the event that they do get sick then we additionally know simply deal with them.”

The CDC additionally stated Thursday that the virus is asymptomatic, which signifies that individuals who don’t present signs can unfold it.

“The larger image is that all of us do our due diligence. For those who’re sick, get assessed and handled by a doctor. For those who really feel somebody who could be in danger, it’s higher to be cautious and never attempt to unfold it to others. Cowl your mouth if you cough. Wash arms when potential,” stated Dr. Edward lam, who’s a household doctor.

The Division of Well being says there are nonetheless no circumstances right here in Hawaii.


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