None of the Bayonne cruise passengers tested positive for coronavirus, mayor says


None of the passengers on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that were tested for the coronavirus after the boat docked in Bayonne on Friday tested positive for the disease, Mayor Jimmy Davis said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Test results for Coronavirus for the screened passengers on Anthem of the Seas have come back NEGATIVE. Out of an abundance of caution, all our partnering agencies worked very hard to bring this to close. Thank you! Practice flu prevention,” Davis tweeted this evening.

Just after 6 a.m. yesterday, Davis posted on social media that a Royal Caribbean cruise ship would be arriving early in the morning and that the New Jersey Department of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention, and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey would be assessing the situation.

At the time, he noted that about 24 people had been screened and that four of them had been sent to local hospitals for further treatment out of an abundance of caution.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the coronavirus has already impacted 28 countries across the glob.

The CDC, New Jersey Department of Health, and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey assessed the Royal Caribbean ship once in docked in Bayonne, Davis said.

NBC New York reported earlier today that a crew member aboard the same vessel died from causes unrelated to the coronavirus.

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