Hong Kong dentist in quarantine onboard the Diamond Princess

Hong Kong dentist in quarantine onboard the Diamond Princess

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Dr Lam Kwing-tong and his wife, Lau So-kuen, say they have stopped eating meals provided aboard the Diamond Princess while the cruise ship remains under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama. The Hong Kong dentist said they are worried the food could be contaminated with the deadly coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Lam and his wife are surviving instead on cup noodles and bottled water as they wait out their two-week quarantine. The Diamond Princess has become the largest single cluster of coronavirus infections outside the Chinese mainland.

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47 Responses to "Hong Kong dentist in quarantine onboard the Diamond Princess"

  1. AREGEE BARGEE   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Get the people off and quaretine the ship and pour 50,000 gallons of disenfectant my be someday turn into a museum

  2. Karen W   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Please watch this report from a Japanese infectious disease specialist who went on the Diamond Princess for one day, and then was asked to leave. Diamond Princess has completely inadequate infection control, and there is no professional ID person in charge. Passengers, crews, health care professionals working inside are at risk of infection, and the practice is even worse than what I saw in Africa. Immediate action is needed to save people inside.

  3. Crazy Funny Cats   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Why aren’t his eyes 👀 protected . They are in a steel tube .

  4. 6DeadlyVenoms   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Masks are not 100% effective

  5. Science Talk TV   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    That is my biggest concern too. They have people going toom to room every day

  6. Autumn Lover   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Saw a video right from 3M assembly line they dont even wear gloves they were scooping them up and putting in bags bare hands ( just takes one using bathroom during shift…😳 And carrying germs on hands ) I understand they arent meant to be sterile but this is just careless. 😰

  7. Gordon Wanless   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    would you recommend cruising??

  8. かわまりKawamari_   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    The virus does not spread through the Internet; the information does. In Japan nothing prevents people in Hong Kong from expressing their wish to obtain freedom!

  9. Monstaz Faye   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    I read when passengers asked why so many people were wearing masks on the shore tours, they were told its just allergies. The tour guide downplayed the outbreak and didnt let the wandering tour groups from the ship take precautions.

  10. Paul Schneider   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    How to protect through plumbing and air ventilation systems?

  11. Didu diruru   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    It's really wrong way of quarantine….
    From the close space, unclean air-con, the crew handling, etc
    They should be evacuated sooner

  12. Kevin L   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    What's the 'science' behind detaining healthy people on an over-sized environmental destroyer with deathly-ill people?

    I can't comprehend the theory — but the results are simple!

  13. Mirage Uchiha   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Smart man…
    I didn't kno that about the employees – very unsanitary.

  14. FollowerOfYahuah   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    You have got to protect yourself as well as you can. He is doing what I would do. I pray he is okay and will be off soon. Hang in there Doc💗

  15. videoraver   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    So he is saying crew members handling food room to room could cause cross infection?

  16. Danjo Manjo   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Who would've thought Cup Noodles would become the healthiest food you can eat 😂

  17. About World   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Curcumin (turmeric) power full home medicine plz eating now !!! save life ! killed coronavirus

  18. BENITO ABDUL 666AXIS999 PROPHECY   24 March، 2020 at 07:23


  19. Tan You Liang   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Another problem is the authorities are just focusing on physical health but not mental health. Constant negativity will haunt them in times to come. Mental health is important for all ppl during quarantine. Of course, this also applies to ppl in hubei or china.

  20. Yu #   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    This crisis hasn't been in Japan, in the cruise ship and person was from Hong Kong who was infected the virus was found first.

    I wonder why Cruise ship company didn't check on the passengers before they got on the ship even though human to human transmission was reported at the time.
    I don't understand why Japan was criticized which has been taken care of the passengers by spending tax from Japanese citizens and residencies.

    But I agree the staffs in the ship who they need to be taken test as faster.

  21. Vishalll MH   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    जो देश दुसऱ्याचे वाईट चिंतितो त्याचे कसे चागंले होईल, या चीन ने आधी निसर्गाची वाट लावली मग निसर्ग त्याला सोडेल काय !
    या वर तुमचं मत काय?

  22. Aled Long   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    2:00 If it is a virus, then gloves and masks are NO PROTECTION AT ALL! Do you have any appreciation of the size of a virus?

  23. kong   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    this ship needs to be burned to ashes once the quarantine is over don't bother sanitizing or cleaning it

  24. Hans Weissman   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    SCMP, you see, a bit of investment, much clearer view of the disaster…..

  25. Linda Pinda Belinda   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    The only way to get the huge rate of infection on the boat is infected crew members spreading the virus. The dentist explained it by saying they are delivering unwrapped masks with bare hands.

  26. Recovering Soul   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    I think these people would have better chances OFF the ship. Find an appropriate place to quarantine them and provide clean air and clean food to them.

  27. Xinyuan Wang   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    interviewer: why are you eating cup noodles?
    guy: EHHHHHHHHHHHHHH you gotta suckah teh noodle!

  28. Tony Stark   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Finnaly the TRUTH. I figured the crew might be spreading the VIRUS. Not their fault but makes SENSE so many keep getting sick.

  29. YH   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Terrible situation. I would not wish those conditions on my worse enemy.

  30. Patricia Henry   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    What a dumb question about why they aren't eating the food from the ship? 🤔 If the chef's are asymptomatic or infected when preparing the food, everyone eating that food will get sick.
    And the masks handed to you without gloves from an asystematic person is insanity. And cross using toilets? Oh! Lord. They're all doomed.
    Not to mention the air conditioning circulating contaminated air flow.
    YIKES!!! 😱😱😱😢😢😢

  31. مهدي   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    You should see Bill Gates video how it would look like with the coronavius outbreak that was made years agao and it looks like what's going on now.

  32. Stuart Wilson   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Watch the New World Order unfold. Destruction economy of all monetary value, ban on cash. Freedoms removed, one by one. Imprisoned by association. Just leave the ship.

  33. tuko tuko   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Dr. Lam looks like professor-X from X-men.

  34. Yiran   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Still the room is bigger than most household in HK.

  35. Don Ethos   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Masks aren't particularly easy to find in stores right now.

  36. 이의열   24 March، 2020 at 07:23


  37. bela obela   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Sorry …..

  38. nag p   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Foolsih decision to keep them in ship.ship is a closed environment spreads easily.I bet if they are kept on Ground isolation areas.very less Corona virus People

  39. Y Rhee   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    This is a Japanese Cruise ship… so it is logical to dock on Japanese port. There are many foreigners, Hong Kongers, Korean, Canadian, Americans, but most clients on the Cruise is Japanese.

  40. Dawn Christensen   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    He is really doing the best he can.
    Transmission concerns must be so scary.
    He is limiting chances any way possible..

  41. Anonymous3777 R   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Resume the extradition bill now !

  42. Sage Oldmann   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    I’m reading through these comments, some of you people are just straight savages 😂😂😂

  43. catquack   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Very interesting. Thank you for the excellent interview.

  44. Ari Lin   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Why would we trust a dentist (i.e. fake doctor who couldn't make it to med school) with regard to medical advice. If the food is sealed and cooked to a sufficient temp the virus won't survive it. T

  45. Ludivina Pilar   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    They need food that help their lungs stronger, to help fight the virus not just noodles.

  46. Goddess Isis   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    Those cup noddles are the safest food dentist😒 The staff may be sick yet asymptomatic.

  47. Bush Ape2019   24 March، 2020 at 07:23

    14 days in quarantine is not enough time,,it takes 24 days,,what ever country that these ppl are from there governments should be rescuing them…


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