Covid-19 survived in cabins aboard Diamond Princess for 17 days

2020-03-25 14:19

Researchers have made the startling discovery that cabins aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured the novel coronavirus for up to 17 days after passengers had left the ship in Yokohama, Japan.

A Japanese disease expert who inspected the Diamond Princess said he was 'so scared' of catching the coronavirus.

2020-02-20 15:43

Kentaro Iwata said he had safely weathered the Ebola, SARS, and cholera crises, but was terrified of catching COVID-19 on the quarantined cruise ship.

'Wholly inappropriate' quarantine practices may have helped spread coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, experts say

2020-02-16 11:57

"They've basically trapped a bunch of people in a large container with [the] virus," one epidemiologist said.

The number of coronavirus cases on quarantined cruise ship in Japan nearly doubles

2020-02-10 11:17

60 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed on Monday. The ship was placed on a two-week quarantine upon arrival in Yokohama, Japan on February 3.

This map shows where China's mysterious, deadly Wuhan virus has spread across Asia, as a 6th death is confirmed

2020-01-21 16:34

As well as mainland China, the virus has now been reported in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand, with suspected cases in other nations.

A mysterious virus in China is a reminder that the world isn't ready for a pandemic. Bill Gates says we should prepare for a deadly outbreak as we do for war.

2020-01-17 21:05

The virus, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms and is in the same family as SARS, has killed a second person and spread to Thailand and Japan.

Fugitive former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says Hollywood has contacted him about his unbelievable escape from Japan

2020-01-13 08:19

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says he's a 'fugitive of injustice' and won't comment on whether any Americans helped him escape from Japan in a box.

Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan is a nightmare for the country's justice system — and the ousted Nissan exec may now be looking to put that system on trial

2020-01-01 16:06

Ghosn is an auto-industry celebrity who should now have the opportunity to tell his side of the story in detail.

Tokyo will be short an estimated 14,000 hotel rooms each day of the 2020 Olympics, and the city is scrambling to find alternatives for the flood of visitors

2019-12-04 10:06

To offset the expected shortage, the city is rushing to build new luxury hotels and even turning cruise ships into temporary floating hotels.

Japanese women asked to wear badges to work when they are on their period - here's why

2019-11-27 17:37

Plus, how a South African initiative educates girls about menstruation.


A tour guide in Japan tested positive for coronavirus for a 2nd time, less than a month after recovering

2020-02-27 17:02

How this woman in her 40s contracted the virus again is not yet known. Experts say it is possible that humans can get sick from it more than once.

Thousands of men wearing only loincloths and socks fought over a stick at Japan's annual 'naked festival'

2020-02-19 09:00

About 10,000 nearly naked men fought for the stick on Saturday, which is believed to bring good luck for a year.

A cruise ship has been turned away by 5 countries despite no passengers testing positive for the coronavirus

2020-02-12 09:23

The WHO said that there's "no such thing as zero risk" and that countries should uphold the "human rights of travelers" amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Japan quarantined a cruise ship with 3,700 people onboard after one passenger contracted the Wuhan coronavirus. Here's what it's like onboard.

2020-02-04 18:35

The Diamond Princess is currently floating in Yokohama Bay, eastern Japan, and passengers are undergoing tests.

A Japanese minister sparked shock by taking 2 weeks of paternity leave, highlighting the country's toxic overwork culture

2020-01-18 18:39

Environmental Minister Shinjiro Koizumi says he wants to encourage other men to do the same. Only 6% of Japanese male workers take paternity leave.

A Japanese woman was asked to take a pregnancy test before flying to a US island that has become popular for birth tourism

2020-01-13 12:43

More tourists gave birth in Saipan than residents in 2018, as the island has become popular for pregnant women wishing to give birth to US citizens.

Carlos Ghosn rips Nissan's investigation into his alleged conduct at the company, calling it a 'gross perversion of the truth'

2020-01-08 12:30

Carlos Ghosn, who is in Lebanon after escaping Japan, is expected to give a press conference Wednesday afternoon from Beirut.

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan in a private jet, hiding in a musical instrument box, reports suggest

2019-12-31 21:17

Japanese authorities are trying to find out how Ghosn, one of its highest-profile defendants, managed to evade surveillance and leave the country.

This robot 'dog' can climb ladders, a first for four-legged robots

2019-12-01 16:57

The robot uses a 3D camera, touch and force sensors on its claws, and a self-training neural network to scale ladders.

UPDATE: Takealot will refund R4 million to 346 customers after the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup

2019-11-02 18:45

346 shoppers will be refunded the full value of their purchases after the Bokke won the tournament, said Julie-Anne Walsh, Chief Marketing Officer at

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