The coronavirus alarm has even affected the cruise ship industry. In a new move seen as a preventive measure for health safety reasons, cruise liners worldwide will prevent passengers who have recently travelled to China from boarding the ships.
Results on Thursday showed 14 more aboard, all either cooks or those serving food, were infected with the virus, an official in Nagasaki prefecture said. One patient who had been taken to hospital previously was now in serious condition and on a ventilator, he told a live-streamed news conference.
Crew members waved from the Ruby Princess as it left Port Kembla, where it was docked for more than two weeks, with a large banner hanging from the stern thanking locals. It is reportedly bound for Manila in the Philippines.
Carnival said in a statement that no one was injured during the incident in Grand Turk, although it was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which was filmed by passengers.
Crowds gathered at the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to watch the arrival of the ship, which began its 18,000-kilometre (11,000-mile) journey back to Australia nearly a month ago.
Strengthening Dubai’s position as the leading ‘cruise hub of the region’, the emirate welcomed six international cruise liners on Dec.29, 2019 through its award-winning cruise terminal, Mina Rashid.
China's National Health Commission said it had recorded 121 new deaths and 5,090 new coronavirus cases on the mainland on Feb.13, taking the accumulated total infected to 63,851 people.
Bolstering its position as a premier international cruise destination, Dubai concluded its 2018/2019 cruise season with a record increase of over 51 per cent in cruise tourist footfall and a 38 per cent increase in cruise ship calls season-on-season.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), RAK Ports officials and representatives from government entities across Ras Al Khaimah welcomed the internationally recognised luxury cruise liner MV Seabourn Ovation