Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2020
In Japan, a hotel in the city has recently become the centre of coronavirus after the government assigned it for “self-quarantine” for the ones who were abandoned from China. So far, Japan has sent four flights to move its citizens from Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak. On 29th January, the first group landed in the country.
The 206 people on board were requested to get assessed for coronavirus then asked to “self-quarantine” for 14 days, which is the deadly virus’s incubation period. Inside the hotel, evacuees were asked to stay in their rooms and shun going to the corridors as well.
In spite of their fears, residents of Katsuura provided immense support to the evacuees like receiving messages and origami cranes, which are made in general for the ones who are recovering from illness.
Also, the locals light up candles on the beach of the resort that can be easily viewed from the windows to encourage the evacuees. Some residents also arrived to send off the first batch of evacuees that headed home after their self-quarantine.
On Wednesday night, roughly 36 people left the Katsuura hotel with more expected to return their home on Thursday morning.
The ones who arrived on later flights are still waiting out the rest of their quarantine period and are hoped to experience their final testing before they are given the all-clear to go home.
In the meantime, evacuees showed their support to those aboard the cruise ship denied entry in the port in Yokohoma because of the virus. Japan has the highest number of coronavirus outside China.