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Host Mike:
"Four passengers died aboard Holland America’s “Zaandam” cruise ship and two people on board tested positive for the coronavirus, the company announced Friday.

The company, which is owned by parent Carnival Corp., did not say how many passengers and crew were tested but said 53 passengers and 85 crew members are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. There are more than 1,800 people aboard the ship, the company said, adding that four doctors and four nurses are also on board.

The Zaandam, which is currently anchored off the coast of Panama, is now at least the third Carnival-owned ship to become the site of a coronavirus outbreak.

The company said in a statement that “four older guests have passed away on Zaandam,” but did not specify whether they died of COVID-19. “No one has been off the ship since March 14 in Punta Arenas, Chile.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/four-dead-on-carnival-cruise-ship-amid-new-coronavirus-outbreak-aboard.html

obendus:

--- Quote from: Host Mike on March 28, 2020, 03:31:55 PM ---
The Zaandam, which is currently anchored off the coast of Panama, is now at least the third Carnival-owned ship to become the site of a coronavirus outbreak.

The company said in a statement that “four older guests have passed away on Zaandam,” but did not specify whether they died of COVID-19. “No one has been off the ship since March 14 in Punta Arenas, Chile.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/four-dead-on-carnival-cruise-ship-amid-new-coronavirus-outbreak-aboard.html

--- End quote ---

OK, guess we have to choose what the best candidates for risky behaviour is:

1) Lick an ATM keypad
2) Fly on a 737 Max
3) Sail on a cruise in 2020.

I'll  choose No, No, and No

RichC:
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ft-lauderdale-mayor-cruise-ship-zandaam

I can't wait to heard the outcome of this one.

Host Mike:
"Two Holland America cruise ships, the Zaandam and the Rotterdam, docked at Port Everglades Thursday afternoon after Broward County Commissioners and other state and local officials approved a plan that would allow passengers to disembark at the port near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Four people died and nine people tested positive aboard the Zaandam. Another 200 people reported flu-like symptoms. Passengers who didn't have symptoms will be taken off the ships and driven to the airport where chartered flights will take them to their homes. Floridians will be driven to their homes. No more than 10 passengers who need critical care will be taken to a local hospital, the Sun Sentinel reported, while about 45 who have a mild illness, will remain on the ship."

https://weather.com/health/coronavirus/news/2020-04-02-covid-19-pandemic-coronavirus-updates

RichC:
 ???Floridians will be driven to their homes.???
I can't believe they really mean they'll drive people home who live in Florida.

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