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US Four dead on cruise ship heading to Florida

20:10  27 march  2020
20:10  27 march  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

Virus-hit cruise ship MS Braemar docks in Cuba after Caribbean odyssey

  Virus-hit cruise ship MS Braemar docks in Cuba after Caribbean odyssey A British-operated cruise ship left stranded in the Caribbean when people aboard became sick with coronavirus has finally docked in Cuba after a fraught search for a port that would accept it. © ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP via Getty Images British cruise ship MS Braemar remains docked at the harbor in Mariel, Cuba, on March 18, 2020. - Cuba authorized on Wednesday the British cruise ship MS Braemar, with five confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and more than 1000 people on board, to dock on the island, from where its passengers will be repatriated by plane.

Four people have died from coronavirus on a cruise ship that is headed to port in For Lauderdale, Fla.

Holland America confirmed earlier this week that 77 crew and passengers on the ship Zaandam. were sick with coronavirus symptoms.

The ship is currently adrift after officials in Chile refused to let the passengers and crew disembark, setting the ship on a course toward Florida. Officials in Broward County, which has seen a rise in coronavirus cases, are considering whether or not to let the ship dock, according to the Sun Sentinel.

South Africa clears quarantined vessels after suspected coronavirus case

  South Africa clears quarantined vessels after suspected coronavirus case South Africa ports authority said on Thursday that tests have come back negative for those onboard a cruise liner and cargo vessel which had been held under quarantine off Cape Town's port limits due to a suspected coronavirus outbreak. Countries around the world have barred cruise liners from entering their ports, fearful the large ships could fuel the spread of coronavirus similar to the Diamond Princess which was quarantined in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Feb. 3.

Accord to Florida residents Cliff Kolber and Doris Kolber, the Zaandam’s captain announced the deaths and that healthy people over the age of 70 would be moved to a second cruise liner.

So far at least 7 people in the county have died with over 610 cases as of Friday morning.

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Australia launches criminal probe into cruise ship .
Passengers from the Ruby Princess disembarked in Sydney without knowing the coronavirus was on board.More than 600 people on board the Ruby Princess later tested positive for coronavirus and 10 have since died.

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