2020-03-24 16:04:41 UTC
...I don't get it. This ship left on March 7. Why would anyone get on
a cruise ship knowing that there's a viral pandemic approaching:
Florida(CNN) A cruise ship with 42 sick people aboard is heading to
Florida and is expected to dock next week.
The people --13 guests and 29 crew members -- aboard Holland America's
Zaandam are experiencing flu-like symptoms, a statement from the
cruise line said.
Initially, the ship was granted permission to disembark in Punta
Arenas, Chile, but it was later rescinded. No testing for coronavirus
is available on the ship, according to the statement.
"Since it is flu season, and COVID-19 testing is not available on
board, it is difficult to determine the cause of these elevated cases
at this time," the statement said.