According to the Washington Post, Trump and members of his administration have contradicted other Trump officials at least 14 times on various parts of the coronavirus response over the past 30 days.
The ship’s parent company reiterated on Monday (March 9) that there is “no one infected with the disease on the ship”. Despite this, a host of precautionary measures are being taken before paasengers can disembark the ship.
Pharmacies and retail stores in a number of areas in Jakarta also claimed to run out of stock of mouth masks, hand sanitizers , and wet tissues.
As countries scramble to contain the Coronavirus, health experts have warned that the United States remains woefully unprepared for an outbreak.
Previously, Indonesia’s claim of being virus-free had raised several eyebrows as doubts persisted over the country’s effectiveness in monitoring and testing suspected cases.
Deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi, on Monday (Feb 24) denied covering up the scale of the outbreak. He appeared in physical discomfort as he spoke to reporters.
Another nurse who happened to be on the same bus tried to defend her but was also forced to alight.
The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of “YES” which garnered over 3,000 votes versus 282 “NO” votes.