June 2, 2020

6000 passengers stuck on the cruise ship in Italy – Corona-virus?

A cruise ship is being held at an Italian port, amid concerns that two passengers might have the novel corona-virus.
Around 6000 people are being held on a ship in Civitavecchia, Italy on Thursday while health officials investigate.
The two Chinese passengers, a married couple boarded the cruise ship on Jan.25 in Savona, Italy.
A 54-year-old woman has been placed in isolation.
Her husband has not reported symptoms but is still being checked.
A spoken person for the Costa Crociere cruise company said they’re being tested for the virus.
The Costa Crociere spokesperson said it would likely take “a few hours” before the situation can be sorted out.
“Costa Crociere” is an Italian subsidiary of “Carnival Cruise” one of the largest cruise lines in the world.
The new strain virus originated in Wuhan, China.
The disease has killed at least 170 people in China as of Jan.30.

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