The mayor of the port town of Civitavecchia wants an Italian cruise ship carrying 6,000 people to remain in quarantine over a suspected coronavirus case.
Ernesto Tedesco said he was «alarmed» at rumours passengers could disembark, stating that his priority was the «health and security of my citizens».
He called on authorities to wait until test results are returned, before making a decision... Еще regarding the passengers.
A Chinese couple on board the Costa Smeralda are currently being held in isolation, but initial tests have come back negative, according to reports.
Germany and France are the only European countries to have confirmed cases of coronavirus, the flu-like virus which was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
In China alone, 7,711 people have been confirmed as having contracted the respiratory disease, which has already claimed the lives of 170 people.
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