Adriano Luís Maranhão remains isolated in the cabin of the Diamond Princess after the infection with the new coronavirus, Codvid-19, was confirmed this Sunday. Speaking to RTP, the crew of the ship that has been moored in the port of Yokohama, Japan, has been complaining for more than two weeks about the lack of conditions and medical support by the Japanese authorities.
“I was told I was in quarantine. And now I’m waiting for them to call me to the cabin to possibly get off the ship, ”he explained via a video call to RTP this Sunday. “They didn’t even come to bring me dinner. They didn’t even come to give me food or anything ”, he complains, informing that the process“ was still very slow ”.
“We walked in the first days without masks, without any protection. Only those who went to the passenger area the most wore a white suit, but nothing that could isolate the body, ”said Maranhão. “But what is revolting me most is the lack of attention. When the doctors came to the cabin, they told me that I would have to contact the Portuguese embassy here in Tokyo. The ship, by giving me the news that I am positive, got rid of responsibilities. You don’t want to know more about me, ”he told RTP.
The wife of the ship’s crew told CMTV this Sunday that Adriano, despite being infected by the virus, is not going to the hospital for now. “He has to be treated. It is unacceptable because the boat has been going for a month, ”he said.
This morning, after speaking with her husband who says he is concerned about the delay in the process that forwards the infected to the designated hospitals, the woman reported that Adriano remains locked in the cabin, alone and without special treatment.
“If the Embassy [portuguesa] has already been informed that he is sick – and I have this email explaining that they were informed – soon there was an official communication from Japan, ”he continued. “I don’t understand what you are waiting for, honestly.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNE) is “urging local authorities to transfer them to the referral hospital” in Japan.
The MNE said this Saturday that it is monitoring the situation of a Portuguese crew member of the Japanese ship Diamond Princess who is said to have been infected with Covid-19, but admitted that he does not yet have information from the Japanese authorities.
The ministry “is in contact with the Japanese authorities” through the embassy in Tokyo, and is monitoring “the evolution of the results of the tests that are being carried out,” said the ministry’s office in a statement sent to Lusa.
“We still do not have information from the Japanese authorities that there is any confirmed case of infection with the coronavirus, among the Portuguese crew of the ship Diamond Princess”,
The ministry led by Augusto Santos Silva added that he was also accompanying “the Portuguese crew and their families”.