Tag: Cruises

Trump Was Furious That Passengers With Coronavirus Were Brought Back to U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Trump was infuriated that 14 American citizens who had tested positive for coronavirus were permitted to return this week to the United States, said two senior administration officials. The decision had taken the president, a self-declared “germophobe,” by surprise. Officials at the State Department decided to bring back the citizens, who had […]

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‘We’re in a Petri Dish’: How a Coronavirus Ravaged a Cruise Ship

YOKOHAMA, Japan — The captain came over the intercom early in the evening: A passenger who had left the ship nine days earlier had tested positive for the new coronavirus sweeping through China. While the guests on board were unnerved, it was the final night of their two-week luxury cruise aboard the Diamond Princess. The […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Changes Diagnosis Criteria, Resulting in Confusion

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDoctors who have recovered from the Covid-19 coronavirus infection donating plasma in Wuhan, China, on Tuesday.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images China again alters the methodology for counting coronavirus cases, as death toll rises to 2,118. For the second time in a week, China on Thursday changed its criteria for […]

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Cruise Giant Carnival Works to Manage Deepening Coronavirus Crisis

The arrival of the Westerdam cruise ship in Cambodia seemed like cause for celebration. After days of circling in the sea, hundreds of elated passengers disembarked in the Cambodian city of Sihanoukville on Feb. 14, amid assurances the ship was free of the coronavirus. President Trump broadcast the news on Twitter, thanking the Cambodian government […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Passengers Begin Departing Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA passenger leaving the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, on Wednesday.Credit…Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Hundreds of passengers began disembarking from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan. Passengers began disembarking on Wednesday from a cruise ship docked off Yokohama, Japan, as a two-week quarantine of the vessel […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Disease Roughly 20 Times Deadlier Than Seasonal Flu

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe isolation ward of the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China, on Sunday.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The new virus is deadlier than the one that causes the flu. An analysis of 44,672 coronavirus patients in China whose diagnoses were confirmed by laboratory testing has found that 1,023 […]

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They Escaped an Infected Ship, but the Flight Home Was No Haven

TOKYO — The ground rules were clear. A day before at least 328 Americans were to be whisked away from a contaminated cruise ship in Japan, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo told passengers that no one infected with the coronavirus would be allowed to board charter flights to the United States. But as the evacuees […]

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U.S. Passengers Prepare to Evacuate From Cruise Ship in Japan

American passengers on Sunday frantically prepared to evacuate a cruise ship that has been quarantined for more than 10 days in the Japanese port city of Yokohama, as hundreds of people on board fell ill with the coronavirus. As the Americans scrambled to pack their bags and prepare their own meals for a chartered flight […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: American From Ill-Fated Cruise Is Said to Test Positive

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePassengers disembarked from the Westerdam in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.Credit…Heng Sinith/Associated Press Malaysia says a cruise ship passenger tested positive, but others call the results inconclusive. An American woman who disembarked from a cruise ship in Cambodia, after the vessel was refused entry at ports across Asia over fears of a […]

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As Passenger Angst Grows, Japan to Let Some Off Ship, but Fewer Than Hoped

TOKYO — For a moment on Thursday, John and Carol Montgomery thought they might be departing early from the cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama, Japan, where new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed almost daily. Japan’s health minister said a few categories of passengers could spend the remainder of the two-week quarantine ashore. The […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Communist Official Is Ousted as Hot Zone Infections Skyrocket

Here’s what you need to know: ImageJiang Chaoliang, seen here on Feb. 2 inspecting a newly constructed hospital in Hubei Province, was removed from his post as the Communist Party’s top official there. Credit…China Daily, via Reuters Communist Party ousts provincial leader at the center of the outbreak. China’s ruling Communist Party fired the leader of […]

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In Coronavirus, $45-Billion Cruise Industry Faces a Big Challenge

For the cruise industry, the coronavirus is a public-relations nightmare. For more than a week, the world has watched as the Diamond Princess ship has been quarantined in the Japanese port of Yokohama, its 3,600 passengers and crew stuck and the number of people infected by the coronavirus climbing to at least 175. A second […]

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Cruise Ship’s Coronavirus Outbreak Leaves Crew Nowhere to Hide

YOKOHAMA, Japan — As coronavirus cases rapidly multiply on the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, the more than 2,500 passengers on board live in effective isolation. They receive meals in their cabins. They keep an officially mandated distance of six feet from each other for the few minutes each day when they are allowed on […]

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Trapped on a Cruise Ship by the Coronavirus: When Is Breakfast?

TOKYO — Hidden away in her cabin, Masako Ishida reckons she doesn’t face much risk from the coronavirus that has stalked her cruise ship, forcing an onboard quarantine of 3,700 passengers and crew members in the port city of Yokohama. Ms. Ishida, 61, is trying to see the bright side as she faces two long […]

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