Authorities began disembarking process for cruise ships with sick passengers

first_imgAuthorities in Broward County say they are working to disembark passengers from two cruise ships who reported having both dead and ill passengers.The ships, Zaandam and Rotterdam docked in Port everglades on Thursday after several other countries turned them away.Four men over the age of 70 were reported died after falling ill and experiencing medical complications. According to CNN, two of the men were diagnosed with the coronavirus, while the 3rd passed away due to a heart attack, and the 4th passed away due to an undisclosed preexisting medical condition.Officials also say that at least 100 passengers reported experiencing flu-like symptoms, while another 1211 passengers reported good health.On Friday the process of disembarking passengers from the cruise ship began.Broward County Mayor Dale Holness says he understands local concerns that the passengers may increase the spread of the virus among Floridians and that officials are doing everything necessary to prevent that from happening:“We have taken every precaution necessary to protect the well-being and health of the people of Broward County, while at the same time being humanitarians,” Mayor Holness said.13 critically ill passengers have been transferred to area hospitals, while those who reported themselves as being in good health will be provided supervised travel home once they pass a medical screening.Officials say passengers leaving the cruise ship will be ushered directly onto shuttle buses that will then drive directly onto the tarmac of the airport to avoid passengers going through terminals. The passengers will then be put on planes home and told to self- quarantine for 14-days.As for Florida residents, they will be taxied to their homes where they are expected to self-quarantine.An additional 26 passengers and 50 crew members will remain onboard the ship where they will be monitored after reporting flu-like symptoms.last_img read more

‘Schoolboys’ Namibia not ready for AFCON

first_img0Shares0000Ricardo Mannetti was unimpressed with the nature of Namibia’s third successive defeat © AFP / Khaled DESOUKICAIRO, Egypt, Jul 1 – Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti conceded his team were “not good enough” to compete at the Africa Cup of Nations after their campaign ended with a 4-1 defeat by Ivory Coast on Monday.Drawn in the toughest section of the competition alongside the 2015 champions, Morocco and neighbours South Africa, Namibia’s first finals appearance since 2008 saw them exit without a point from three matches. “Our best is not good enough. We had at one stage the best players on the pitch, technically gifted … I think we still have a long way to go. It’s not good enough at all for this level,” said Mannetti.“We cannot lose concentration, make silly mistakes, high school errors, and obviously against a team like Ivory Coast you will get punished.”Max Gradel’s first-half effort and a Ryan Nyambe own goal put Ivory Coast 2-0 ahead in Cairo and although Joslin Kamatuka pulled one back for Namibia, late goals from Wilfried Zaha and Maxwel Cornet ensured the Elephants finished second in Group D.“I think there was a stage where we made Ivory Coast look very, very average, and then there was a stage where Ivory Coast made us look like schoolboys. How do you get those two contrasting things in one game? As far as I’m concerned, it’s just immaturity from our side,” said Mannetti.“We have to improve our quality levels.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more