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Stranded Cruise Ship Hit by Coronavirus Begs Florida to Allow Passengers and Crew to Disembark

(MIAMI) — As a cruise ship stranded at sea with dozens sick and four dead makes for Florida, passengers who have been confined to their rooms for more than a week are anxious for relief, hoping Gov. Ron DeSantis will change his mind and allow them to disembark despite confirmed coronavirus cases aboard. Orlando technical […]

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Coronavirus: Florida governor doesn’t want cruise ship to dock in state

© Provided by The Florida Times-Union The Zaandam cruise ship, carrying some guests with flu-like symptoms, is anchored shortly after it arrived to the bay of Panama City, Friday, March 27, 2020, amid the worldwide spread of the new coronavirus. Health authorities are expected to board the ship to test passengers and decide whether it […]

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Governor opposes letting ship with 189 sick people dock in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Holland America cruise ship carrying nearly 200 sick people is on steady pace toward South Florida, traveling past the Panama Canal faster than expected. Passengers are anxious to finish their voyage, which has turned into a nightmare with the deaths of four people. But the Zaandam’s journey was dealt another […]

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Ft. Lauderdale mayor on cruise ship with sick passengers: ‘We don’t need any more infection in our community’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Mayor Dean Trantalis joined “Bill Hemmer Reports” Monday to explain why he does not want a cruise ship carrying passengers believed to be infected with the coronavirus to dock at the nearby Port Everglades Cruiseport. “It’s unfair for these sick people, […]

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South African Airways Temporarily Suspends Commercial Operations At Its North America Office In Fort Lauderdale And Other Global Offices

The regional office of South African Airways in Fort Lauderdale will temporarily close until April … [+] 16 because of the global health crisis. South African Airways With South Africa’s national 21-day lockdown firmly in place to help contain the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19, all commercial operations of South African Airways (SAA) offices around […]

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Governor Does Not Want Passengers On Virus-hit Cruise Ship ‘Dumped’ In Florida

Florida’s governor said Monday that he does not want passengers suspected of suffering from coronavirus on the cruise ship Zaandam to be “dumped” in his southern US state. The Holland America Line vessel passed through the Panama Canal overnight as the company searched for a port that will allow the Zaandam passengers to disembark. Laura […]

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Coronavirus In Florida: Governor Makes New Orders For Residents To Stay Home

KEY POINTS Gov. DeSantis said he would sign an official shelter-in-place order for southern Florida, where nearly 60% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases for the state are located Opponents within the Florida Senate said that a “patchwork approach” will not work in the longterm in how the state addresses the coronavirus pandemic DeSantis said he […]

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Coronavirus: Tech company map shows COVID-19 impact of Florida Spring Break on rest of US

If you ever wondered what the impact college students celebrating Spring Break in Florida had on the spread of the COVID-19 virus, one tech company claims to have an answer. Using data from cell phone signals, Tectonix GEO released a video showing beachgoers on a small Fort Lauderdale beach migrating into huge swatches of the […]

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The Pantry of Broward needs more volunteers for free food distribution in Fort Lauderdale

Local News FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Pantry of Broward started distributing more than 10,000 pounds of food to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday in Fort Lauderdale. The distribution ends at 3 p.m. at 610 NW 3rd Ave. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit organization aims to give food to 750 drivers and […]

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