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4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

Added 03-27-20 03:03:02pm EST - “Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the cruise line said Friday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

PANAMA CITY (AP) - Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the cruise line said Friday.

Holland America Line said in a post on its Facebook page that more than 130 people aboard the Zaandam had reported flu-like symptoms.

“Holland America Line can confirm that four older guests have passed away on Zaandam,” the statement said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and we are doing everything we can to support them during this difficult time.”

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The ship was receiving medical supplies and medical personnel from another Holland America ship, the Rotterdam and the company planned to begin transferring healthy passengers to that ship.

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