Cruise Ship With Sick Passengers Allowed to Dock in Florida

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories
Published on April 2, 2020 - Duration: 01:02s

Cruise Ship With Sick Passengers Allowed to Dock in Florida

Cruise Ship With Sick Passengers Allowed to Dock in Florida A Holland America cruise ship, the Zaandam, and its sister ship, the Rotterdam, will dock in Florida on Thursday.

Four people have died so far on the Zaandam.

At least two of the deaths were confirmed to be due to coronavirus.

Nine other passengers have tested positive for COVID-19, and 179 more people have flu-like symptoms. The Zaandam left Buenos Aires on March 7 for a two-week trip originally scheduled to end in Chile on March 21.

Florida Gov.

Ron DeSantis previously said that he did not want the ships' passengers "dumped" there.

DeSantis changed his stance on Wednesday, saying that he wants "everyone to be safe." Nine passengers will be taken to a local hospital, and 45 sick passengers will remain on board.

More than 300 Americans are on board the two ships, including 49 Florida residents.

Advertisement

You are here

Recent related news from verified sources

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has had a limited response to the coronavirus pandemic, despite his state reporting the fifth highest number of cases in the U.S. A...
1 week ago • CBS News

Two cruise ships wait outside Port Everglades in South Florida, carrying passengers believed to be infected with the coronavirus. The cruise line says more than...
1 week ago • CBS News

Recent related videos from verified sources

Groups Of Healthy Passengers Allowed Off Coral Princess 02:22
Credit: CBS4 Miami - Published on April 6, 2020 

Three fatalities on 'sick' cruise ship docked in Florida 00:28
Credit: FOX 4 Now Florida - Published on April 6, 2020 

You might like