Chile: Officials block disembarkation of foreign cruise passengers amid coronavirus outbreak

Chilean authorities blocked the disembarkation of tourists from the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship in Valparaiso port on Tuesday, after a ban on foreign vessels docking in the port came into effect due to the coronavirus outbreak. Footage shows the cruise ship in the Valparaiso harbour as Chilean Navy boats approach it to transport 65 Chilean passengers to the port, and escort them from there to... Еще enter quarantine. «The cruise ship is not going to dock in the port of Valparaiso, it is going to be attended to in the bay on the tour, and it is going to refuel, stock up and leave with all the foreigners who are on board for their port of origin, which we understand is San Diego, US,» said Jorge Martinez, mayor of Valparaiso. Sebastian Pinera, president of Chile, announced on Monday the closure of all its borders «by land, sea and air for the transit of foreign people» as of March 18. The Chilean Health Ministry has reported 201 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far.

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