The shipping company Holland America announced Friday that four passengers died of COVID-19 in the cruise ship Zandaam, which is located in the waters of Panama, and seeks to get to the Port Everglades (Florida) in the united States with 138 people with flu symptoms.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and we are doing everything possible to support them during this difficult time,”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and we are doing everything possible to support them during this difficult time,” said the company in a press release in which it only explained that it was people “older.”
The company said that there are 53 passengers and 85 crew members with symptoms similar to the fluout of a total of one thousand 243 passengers and 586 members of the crew.
The panamanian authorities authorized the cruise ship is supplied by another vessel in international waters Panamaa country that has prohibited the landing of cruise ships because of the pandemic of the COVID-19.
The ship left Buenos Aires last march 7 and browse through the Pacific towards Port Everglades with all the passengers isolated.
The Panama Maritime Authority announced Thursday that the cruise ship was scheduled to arrive today national waters and that it had requested authorization to receive support from another ship, the Rotterdam.
Given that all of the ports along your route are closed to cruise ships, are deployed to Rotterdam to get to the Zaandam and provide evidence of COVID-19, extra supplies and other support, reported on Holland America.
The company of the group Carnival, has said he is confident that the Zandaam will arrive at Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, march 30.
Panama has suspended the admission of foreigners to the country as well as international flights, while the national that achieve return should be mandatorily subject to a quarantine of 14 days.