Costa Smeralda quarantined

Passenger on Blocked Italian Cruise Ship Tests Negative for Coronavirus – Health Ministry

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January 30, 2020
Costa Smeralda quarantined
Caption: The Costa Smeralda cruise ship carrying around 6,000 passengers is docked at the Italian port of Civitavecchia following a health alert due to a Chinese couple and a possible link to the coronavirus, in this still image taken from video, in Civitavecchia, Italy, January 30, 2020. Local Team/REUTERS TV via REUTERS
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ROME, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Tests on a passenger from Macau aboard a cruise liner blocked in an Italian port confirmed on Thursday she did not have coronavirus, an Italian health ministry spokesman said.

About 6,000 people were prevented from disembarking for safety reasons in the Italian city of Civitavecchia, north of Rome.

The passenger was a 54-year-old woman who had boarded Costa Crociere company’s ship Costa Smeralda on Jan.25 in the port of Savona. She came down with fever and flu-like symptoms. Both she and her partner were placed in an isolation unit on the ship. (Reporting by Angelo Amante Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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