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Four die on cruise Boat stranded off Panama, two test positive for COVID-19

“Holland America Line will affirm that four elderly guests have passed on Zaandam. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and we’re doing what we can to encourage them through this challenging time,” the firm said in that a Facebook article.

Two people also have tested positive for COVID-19 while some other 138 individuals — 53 passengers and 85 team members — have reported into the ship’s medical center” with influenza-like disease symptoms,” the firm added.

The Zaandam boat, which left Buenos Aires on March 7 for a two-week cruise scheduled to finish in the Chilean town of San Antonio on March 21, is now off the coast of Panama after midsize authorities denied it by disembarking at among the nation’s ports.

You will find 1,243 guests and 586 teams aboard and”nobody was off the boat since March 14 at Punta Arenas, Chile.”

Another of the organization’s ships, the Rotterdam, combined it on Thursday to offer medical supplies and extra medical staff later Panamanian authorities let them run ship-to-ship operations.

The business also intends to move collections of healthful Zaandam visitors to Rotterdam.

“Only people who haven’t been sick will be transferred, and health screenings will be conducted before proceeding,” it said, adding that priority will be awarded to individuals with staterooms within age 70.