The slow-cooking bureaucratic disaster in Yokohama continues

The fallout continues with the Japanese Government’s botched handling of the Diamond Princess cruise quarantine. Motoko Rich files this heartbreaking read for the New York Times:

“The emotional, psychological and physical stress that we are going through now is really hard,” said a woman who worked in the kitchens, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of losing her job. She has since tested positive for the virus.

Even after some crew members came down with a fever, they continued to share rooms with other workers. “My cabin mate is staying with me,” said one person on the housekeeping staff who was consigned to his room when he developed a fever. “But he is working.”

“What’s the point of isolation?” he asked. “We are stuck in a box which is already contaminated.”