Coronavirus: US warns against cruise ship travel in Asia

Coronavirus: US warns against cruise ship travel in Asia

The Straits Times - World·2020-02-22 03:31

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Americans should avoid travelling by cruise liner within Asia because the vessels act as amplifiers of the novel coronavirus, a senior US official said on Friday (Feb 21), adding that future evacuations of ship passengers were not guaranteed.

The warning came as the number of confirmed cases of people on US soil who have been infected with the pathogen rose to 34, 21 of them repatriated from abroad.

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