Local February 28, 2020 | 8:13 am

Dominican Republic turns back cruise ship – 8 passengers with symptoms of COVID-19 disease

Santo Domingo.- The cruise ship Braemar departed Dominican territorial waters from La Romana port, where it was stranded since Sunday morning, when the authorities prevented it from disembarking, because a few passengers were under observation for symptoms of fever and respiratory difficulties, similar to coronavirus.

The Dominican Port Authority confirmed the information. The ship sailed at 4:30pm.

The ship of the Fred Olsen Cruise line has 1,512 people on board (1,128 passengers and 384 crew).

It arrived at the port of La Romana at 6:46am with plans to disembark and do the same today Friday at the port of Santo Domingo.

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