Two Cruise Ships with Sick Passengers, Four Dead Onboard Disembarks at Port Everglades
By Fox 35 // April 2, 2020
ABOVE VIDEO: A cruise ship with sick passengers and crew members approaches Port Everglades to dock.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Passengers aboard two cruise ships that have had coronavirus cases and deaths have been given the green light to disembark at a Florida port, an official said Thursday.
An agreement was reached between local, state and federal officials and Carnival Corp., which owns the Zaandam and the Rotterdam, Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine told The Associated Press in a text message.
Port Everglades traffic records listed the two ships’ arrival as “confirmed.”
The cruise line Holland America is operating the ships. Holland America said 45 passengers who are mildly sick would stay on board until they recover, but that it needed 10 people to be taken to a Fort Lauderdale hospital for immediate medical care.
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