Coronavirus Latest: Departure For Cruise Ship Docked In New Jersey Delayed Again


JUST DELAYED AGAIN. GOOD EVENING, I’M JESSICA MOORE. NOW ON CBS2, WE BEGIN WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DEADLY CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. THE U.S. EMBASSY CONFIRMS THE FIRST AMERICAN HAS DIED FROM THE VIRUS AT THE EPICENTER IN THE CHINESE CITY OF WUHAN. THE OUTBREAK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MORE THAN 720 DEATHS AND CONCERN CONTINUES TO MOUNT AT HOME WITH PASSENGERS SCREENED FOR THE VIRUS ON A CRUISE SHIP DOCKED OFF OF A NEW JERSEY COAST. CHRISTINA FAN IS LIVE IN BAYONNE WITH MORE. Reporter: FOUR PASSENGERS ON THE SHIP WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY FOR EVALUATION. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO FIND OUT TODAY WHETHER OR NOT THOSE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULTS CAME BACK POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE. BUT NOW BECAUSE OF A DELAY IN THE RESULTS, THIS SHIP CAN’T LEAVE UNTIL MONDAY. THE MARKING LOT AT CAPE LIBERTY CRUISE PARK WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PACKED FULL OF TRAVELERS. INSTEAD, CORONAVIRUS FEARS WILL BE KEEPING ANTHEM OF THE SEAS DOCKED AT BAY FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER TWO DAYS. EXACTLY WHAT TRIGGERED THE CRUISE LINE, ROYAL CARIBBEAN, TO TAKE ADDED PRECAUTIONS REMAINS A MYSTERY. WHEN THE SHIP ARRIVED FRIDAY MORNING, 27 PASSENGERS FROM MAINLAND CHINA WERE SCREENED FOR THE VIRUS. OF THOSE 27, 4 WERE HOSPITALIZED FOR EVALUATION. NONE SHOWED ANY CLINICAL SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS. AT FIRST, THE CRUISE LINE DELAYED THE DEPARTURE FOR A DAY AS IT WAITED FOR CONCLUSIVE RESULTS FROM THE CDC. THOSE RESULTS WERE SUPPOSED TO RETURN ON SATURDAY. BUT BECAUSE OF A BACK LOG OF CASES AWAITING TESTING, THE ANTHEM OF THE SEAS NOW NOT SCHEDULED TO LEAVE UNTIL MONDAY. THE CRUISE LINE ALSO ADDING THAT BECAUSE OF THE OUTBREAK, THEY WILL BE DENYING BOARDING TO BN WHO HAS BEEN TO CHINA IN THE PAST 15 DAY #Z AND TO THOSE WHO SHOW SIGNS OF FEVER. AND THE CRUISE LINE ALSO TOLD US THAT DURING THEIR LAST TRIP WHILE THEY WERE IN ST. LUCIA ON FEBRUARY 2nd THAT A MALE CREW MEMBER WAS DISCOVERED DEAD INSIDE HIS ROOM BUT THEY HAVE TOLD US THAT THE DEATH IS NOT SUSPICIOUS AND IS NOT RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS IN ANY WAY.

27 thoughts on “Coronavirus Latest: Departure For Cruise Ship Docked In New Jersey Delayed Again

  1. The next people getting on that ship better bring their own Lysol and Clorox wipes, You could never be too damn careful!!

  2. Obviously, no one can deny that the Chinese people have a disgusting culture of eating all sorts of animals such as dogs, cats, ratc, mice, bats, snakes…..etc and as long as they do that, they will bring all sorts of deadly diseases to humanity.This culture was imposed by the years of the famine as people wanted to survive eating anything. Nowadays foods are available .

  3. Report – Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas crew member dies for unknown reasons on cruise ship in New Jersey. Authorities do not believe the man’s death was related to the Coronavirus, but are treating it with an “abundance of caution” as they await autopsy results. (NBC4NY)

    The crew member, a Filipino national, was found in an engine room last weekend, two sources said. His body was kept in a refrigerated compartment until the ship docked in New Jersey, according to the sources.

    His body has been taken to Newark for what law enforcement sources described as a “rush” autopsy. It wasn’t immediately clear when the results would be released, but a law enforcement source said he had no signs of having the coronavirus.

  4. Why are none of these well funded news organizations doing stories about how public transportation is cleaned and sanitized? I cannot get my head around all of the infected planes that have been circulating. 🤦‍♀️

  5. Stop taking cruises. Go another time!!! Why would you even want to risk having a shit vacation?? I don't understand why people are so stupid.

  6. According to this video Wuhan crematoriums cannot cope with the amount of ppl dying .is it true?
    https://youtu.be/sOMhpua8C3g

  7. I can see them saying the dead crewman found in his room is not related to the virus if they found no trace of the virus or related illnesses in the autopsy but "not suspicious"? That's certainly not a statement to engender trust in the authorities…

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