Friday, 03 July 2020
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
Australia Prepares To Rescue Citizens From Virus-Hit Cruise Ship
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:21 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Australia is preparing to evacuate more than 200 of its citizens from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, in Yokohama, Japan. The Diamond Princess has been in quarantine since February 3. Onboard the cruise liner have been about 3,700 passengers and crew, including dozens of Australian tourists.

The ship has more than 450 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including several Australians. It is the largest cluster of infections outside China, where the virus was first reported.

Australian passengers must decide Tuesday if they will take up their government's offer of an evacuation flight out of Japan.  Authorities in Canberra are planning to fly them home on Wednesday.  They will all go into isolation for 14 days, in addition to the time they have already spent confined on the Diamond Princess. 

In a recorded message to passengers, Australia™s chief medical officer, Brendan Murphy, said such precautions were essential. œThere is evidence of ongoing further infections in the ship, in the crew and in some passengers.  Even though we think some of you probably have been well quarantined there is uncertainty about whether some of you may be incubating the virus, and if you came back into the Australian community you may expose your family or other members of the community to this infection, Murphy said.

Two planes carrying hundreds of U.S. citizens from the cruise ship in Japan have arrived back home, and will face 14 days in isolation. However, some American travelers have refused to be evacuated, preferring to wait until the ship™s official quarantine comes to an end on February 19.

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS
Senat AS Setujui RUU yang Menarget Entitas terkait UU Keamanan Hong Kong...
Friday, 3 July 2020 17:34 WIB

Senat Amerika hari Kamis (2/7) menyetujui RUU yang akan menghukum individu atau perusahaan yang melakukan bisnis dengan pejabat China yang bertanggung jawab dalam penerapan undang-undang keamanan baru...

The Trump Administration Announces Plans to Celebrate Independence Day in the Capital...
Friday, 3 July 2020 13:38 WIB

President Donald Trump's administration continues plans to hold a traditional July 4th independence day celebration in Washington DC, complete with massive fireworks displays, while the Covid-19 pande...

Russian Voters Clear Path for Putin to Remain in Power Until 2036...
Thursday, 2 July 2020 23:21 WIB

Voters in Russia have approved a package of constitutional reforms that includes opening the possibility that President Vladimir Putin can remain president until 2036.¯ Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Pes...

US, German Firms Say Possible COVID Vaccine Shows Encouraging Results...
Thursday, 2 July 2020 17:43 WIB

Tests of a possible COVID-19 vaccine are showing encouraging results, U.S. and German scientists say. U.S.-based Pfizer and the German firm BioNTech have teamed up for what they call Project Lightspe...

Pompeo Calls China Hong Kong Security Law an Affront...
Thursday, 2 July 2020 11:12 WIB

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that China™s newly enacted Hong Kong national security law was œan affront to all nations and that Washington was taking steps to end special ...

LATEST NEWS
Senat AS Setujui RUU yang Menarget Entitas terkait UU Keamanan Hong Kong

Senat Amerika hari Kamis (2/7) menyetujui RUU yang akan menghukum individu atau perusahaan yang melakukan bisnis dengan pejabat China yang bertanggung jawab dalam penerapan undang-undang keamanan baru di Hong Kong. Senat yang dipimpin Partai...

Gold flat as virus fears offset gains in equities

Gold prices were little changed on Friday as worries over an accelerating number of coronavirus cases countered a fillip to risk sentiment from positive U.S. and Chinese economic data.      Spot gold was mostly unchanged...

UK Final Services PMI revised higher to 47.1 for June; GBP/USD holds steady above mid-1.2400s

The headline seasonally adjusted final IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services PMI Business Activity Index posted 47.1 in June, up sharply from 29.0 in May and the highest for four months. This compared with the earlier 'flash' figure of 47.0 in June. The...

POPULAR NEWS
July, Gold is Still Promising
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 16:41 WIB

Index futures closed above $ 1,800 per ounce on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, which also means closing in the first half of this year. Over the past six...

Gold futures end lower a day after highest finish since 2011
Thursday, 2 July 2020 01:28 WIB

Gold futures pulled back Wednesday, after settling a day earlier at their highest since 2011. "Gold remains in an uptrend but some fatigue may be...

Gold settles with a gain for the session and shorter week
Friday, 3 July 2020 01:15 WIB

Gold futures climbed on Thursday, also posting a gain for the holiday-shortened week, as concerns over the increase in COVID-19 cases in part of the...

Gold prices retreat to start July after the notching their highest finish since 2011
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 18:58 WIB

Gold futures were drifting lower Wednesday after topping $1,800 and marking the highest finish since in about nine years Tuesday, as uncertainty...