Skip to comments.Thousands Trapped In Italian Cruise Ship Over Feared Coronavirus Cases
Posted on 01/30/2020 5:30:55 AM PST by 11th_VA
Thousands Trapped In Italian Cruise Ship Over Feared Coronavirus Cases The outbreak of coronavirus has caused global alarm.
Civitavecchia, Italy: Over 6,000 tourists were blocked on a cruise ship in Italy on Thursday after the vast liner was placed on lockdown over two suspected cases of the deadly coronavirus. Samples from a Chinese couple were sent for testing after three doctors and a nurse boarded the Costa Crociere ship in the port of Civitavecchia to tend to a woman running a fever, the local health authorities said.
Costa Crociere confirmed the ship, carrying some 7,000 people including the crew, was in lockdown.
It said it a 54-year old woman from Macau "was placed in solitary confinement in the on-board hospital last night with her travel companion", and was following instructions from the health ministry.
The Costa Smeralda, the company's flagship and the fifth-largest cruise ship in the world, "came from Palma de Mallorca and is currently engaged in one-week cruises in the western Mediterranean," it said.
The couple flew in to Milan from Hong Kong on January 25, before getting on the cruise, according to Italian media reports...
Floating petri dish
Thousands trapped aboard a floating petri dish.
The problem here is even if you let the passengers off...the new passengers would arrive, and one or two of the crew would just pass it onto the new group.
Ive been on one of those giant cruise ships exactly once. Im not likely to do it again, and I didnt have a bad experience.
Reason number 5,231 why I will never get on a cruise ship. ;-)
Floating people around out in the ocean appears to be an ironclad quarantine.
OH cool... a free cruise extension.
I don’t get the point of a ‘cruise ship’. Why would anyone go on one? You can’t fish and you could eat and drink cheaper on shore.
Never been on one nor want to. Seems that every month one ship has some major illness or other issue. 6k trapped. ..not my idea of a fun vacation.
sink it . . . just to be sure
If it’s coronavirus, 140 of them won’t make it.
Just what the elites and the MSM want.
Reminds me of the SARS panic back in ‘03.
Its a floating hotel - you can visit many cities without checking in and out of rooms and struggling with luggage. Appealing to older travelers and people with kids. Not appealing to those who dislike crowds and disease. Pick your priorities.
Bound to happen...
I love to cruise, but a cruise ship is a petri dish even under the best of circumstances.
Are the Casino’s open?
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