Reasons for infection of quarantine officers in Japan: improper use of masks without hand disinfection

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 Reasons for infection of quarantine officers in Japan: improper use of masks without hand disinfection


Quarantine personnel work on the Japanese Diamond Princess (information chart)

According to the daily news of Japan, TBS news and other media reports, the quarantine officer was mainly responsible for measuring the body temperature of the passengers on board and collecting the quarantine questionnaire from February 3 to 4, but he did not wear protective clothing or goggles at that time. At work, the quarantine officer has also entered the cabin where passengers live.

In addition, the Ministry of health, labor and welfare said that the quarantine officer had improperly re used the mask, and due to the high temperature in the cabin, the quarantine officer did not properly disinfect his hands after wiping sweat. Finally, the quarantine officer began to have a fever on the 9th, and was confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus after being tested positive on the 11th.

The quarantine officer failed to comply with the regulations on the use of masks and hand disinfection, which may be a key factor in his infection, the Ministry of health, labor and welfare said Tuesday after introducing the situation

Diamond Princess

Novel coronavirus pneumonia has been detected on 713 of the 3700 people on the diamond princess cruise ship as of 13, of which 218 were diagnosed with new crown pneumonia, a proportion of which was about 31%, according to the data released by the Ministry of health and labour.

Japan will allow passengers over 80 years old and those with known diseases on the Diamond Princess to leave before the end of the quarantine period on February 19.