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Fri Feb 7, 2020, 08:07 AM

Coronavirus concern: Ship with 12 quarantined passengers arrives in Bayonne, NJ

Last edited Fri Feb 7, 2020, 08:49 AM - Edit history (1)

Source: WABC

By Derick Waller
Updated an hour ago

BAYONNE, New Jersey -- A Royal Caribbean cruise ship with 12 passengers who have been quarantined due to concern over possible coronavirus infection has docked in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Eyewitness News was there as the Anthem of the Seas arrived at 6 a.m. Friday in thick fog. Several ambulances were seen pulling up nearby.

The quarantined passengers will be tested by officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who were on hand to greet the arriving ship.

The passengers, all Chinese nationals, started exhibiting symptoms aboard the ship, which is returning from the Bahamas.





Read more: https://6abc.com/health/coronavirus-concern-12-isolated-on-ship-arriving-in-nj/5910246/



Important note:

The passengers, all Chinese nationals, started exhibiting symptoms aboard the ship, which is returning from the Bahamas.

A federal official tells Eyewitness News there is no indication any of the passengers actually have coronavirus, and that these steps are being taken out of an abundance of caution.


Addl info about Anthem of the Seas:



[link:https://tinyurl.com/yc7ha8nqMarine Traffic website for Anthem of the Seas]

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 08:19 AM

1. They need to quarantine every last one of them.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 08:47 AM

2. If the pax aboard test positive for coronavirus, they might have to

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 08:56 AM

3. I really wish they would have taken these measures before..

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 09:33 AM

4. That ship probably sailed before the extent of the problem was known.

Same with the other cruise ships that are now quarantined. There will be more of this, I'm sure.

Yet another reason not to go on cruises.

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