David Abel says ‘we’re doing ok’ after British coronavirus death
UK passenger still in isolation after Japan cruise ship coronavirus outbreak says 'we're being really well cared for' after fellow ship Briton died of diseaseDavid Abel said he and his wife Sally are being 'really well cared for' in Japan Couple were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner when the virus broke outMr Abel said in a YouTube video: 'Our thoughts, our concern is for all of the families left behind. We are fortunate, we're doing OK'By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline
Published: 15:59 GMT, 29 February 2020 | Updated: 22:43 GMT, 29 February 2020
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A UK passenger still in isolation after the Japan cruise ship coronavirus outbreak said today that he and his wife are being 'really well cared for' hours after a fellow British traveller died from the disease.
David Abel and his wife Sally were both on board the ship, where more than 700 tourists became infected, and are now undergoing treatment for the virus in hospital.
Mr Abel said in a YouTube video: 'Sad news this morning, wasn't it? We awakened to that, to hear that one of the Brits has sadly passed away in hospital out here in Japan.
'Our thoughts, our concern is for all of the families left behind. We are fortunate, we're doing OK, we're being really, really well cared for.'
David Abel (pictured) said today that his thoughts were with the families left behind in the wake of the coronavirus and that he and his wife were being 'really, really well cared for'
David's wife Sally (pictured) is also with him in quarantine in Japan after being moved from the Diamond Princess ship
The Japanese Ministry of Health said the first Briton to die of coronavirus was the sixth person to succumb to the illness after travelling on the Diamond Princess.
A total of 705 of the ship's 3,711 passengers and crew were found to be infected during the lockdown, sparking severe criticism of ho..