British couple David and Sally Abel, from Northamptonshire, are struggling with poor mental health in a Japanese hospital after cruel online trolls accuse them of ‘milking’.
The pair, who were on the Diamond Princess cruise before their 50th wedding anniversary, were both diagnosed with pneumonia before being moved to a hospital.
It comes when a Japanese man died of the coronavirus-infected cruise in his 80s, bringing the total number of deaths on the cruise ship to three.
British couple David and Sally Abel, from Northamptonshire, struggle with mental health in a Japanese hospital after cruel online trolls accuse them of ‘milking’
The British couple told their son Stephen Abel that they had trouble socializing after being stuck in a room for two weeks before going to the hospital where they feel “even more limited.”
In a video streamed live on YouTube, Stephen and wife Roberta said they had been dealing with ‘nasty’ online trolls and encouraged people to ‘watch’ their videos ‘nicely’.
‘It is sad to hear the few people who have decided to troll and to be pretty nasty. If you have nothing nice to say and you can’t be nice, don’t say anything at all, because we don’t want to hear it and we don’t want them to see it, “Roberta said.
Stephen added, “To address the troll who says we are milking it – we really are not milking it.”
The couple further explained how social and social David feels blocked from the outside world.
‘It is very difficult to be disconnected for the outside world in this way. He is a social worker. He struggles with not being able to socialize in his normal ways.
“Because mental health is huge in a situation like this, mentally it’s a hard form. They are trapped for two weeks in a room on a cruise that is already heavy and you will be moved to a hospital and you will be even more limited. ”
The British couple told their son Stephen Abel that they were struggling to socialize after being held in a room for two weeks
It comes when the health ministry has confirmed the death of an elderly Japanese man on its website, days after an elderly couple also died.
Roberta Abel said yesterday that she and Steven have seen the CT scans of Abels’ lungs, showing Mrs. Abel with mild pneumonia and Mr Abel’s acute pneumonia.
The government is confronted with growing questions about whether it is doing enough to stop the spread of the virus that originated in China and killed more than 2,400. Tokyo is preparing to organize the 2020 Summer Olympics in July.
Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said he would hold an expert meeting Monday and formulate a basic policy to tackle the disease on Tuesday.
According to the authorities, a third passenger of the coronavirus-infected Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan died on Sunday
Kato apologized on Saturday for allowing an infected woman to leave the Diamond Princess, who has been quarantined in Yokohama since 3 February.
The woman came ashore on Wednesday, but then tested positive for the disease on Saturday in the Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo.
Kato said on Saturday that officials had failed to properly test 23 people who had taken the ship off board, and his ministry tried to contact them to be retested.
The ship is owned by Carnival Corp. and originally transported around 3,700 passengers and crew representing more than a dozen nationalities.
Some countries have flown their citizens home to undergo extra quarantines.
Japanese authorities have allowed other passengers to leave, giving rise to concerns that they could spread the virus in Japan.
There have been 634 infections on the ship, according to national broadcaster NHK. Those cases represent the largest concentration of the disease outside of China.
It comes after an evacuation with 32 British and European passengers who landed on the Coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess in Great Britain.
The number of people flying back to Britain is less than half of the 78 British nationals detained on the doomed ship when officials admitted that some refused to board the plane.
The couple was on the cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary when it was placed in quarantine.
Although they were originally in a hospital just 90 minutes from the coronavirus-affected cruise ship, Mrs. Abel called her son in the middle of the night to say that the couple was suddenly moved to another “three-star” hospital.
It took seven hours for the family to find out which hospital they had been taken to.