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Laundromat owner Jesus Vazquez pauses before closing his shop to comply with the government's curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus, which is shuttering all non-essential businesses for two weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

The Latest: Puerto Rico closes police station due to virus

Mar. 29, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

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The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

Mar. 29, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Spain's deadliest day has over 800 deaths, over 8,000 news...

Panamanian Navy Police navigate near the anchored Zaandam cruise ship, carrying some guests with flu-like symptoms, after it arrived to the bay of Panama City, Friday, March 27, 2020, amid the worldwide spread of the new coronavirus. Health authorities are expected to board the ship to test passengers and decide whether it can cross the Panama Canal. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

Mar. 27, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

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 coronavirus, the cruise line said Friday, with hundreds of passengers unsure how long they will remain at sea. Holland America Line said in a...

The USNS Mercy enters the Port of Los Angeles, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. The The 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship is expected to help take the load off Los Angeles area hospitals as they treat coronavirus patients. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California has surge of virus cases that threatens hospitals

Mar. 27, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surge of coronavirus cases in California that health officials have warned was coming has arrived and will worsen, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday, while the mayor of Los Angeles warned that by early next week his city could see the kind of crush that has crippled New York. “We...

The Norwegian Encore cruise ship is docked at the Port of Miami on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Miami, Fla. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

Cruise stocks sink after missing out on economic-relief bill

Mar. 27, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

Shares of cruise lines have taken on more water after the industry's major players were shut out from government assistance as part of the major economic-recovery bill signed by President Donald Trump on Friday The bill passed by Congress says companies getting loans or loan guarantees must be...

FILE - In this March 14, 2020, file photo, the Grand Princess cruise ship is docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. Two men who were on the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship died from the virus after being returned to California. Federal officials confirmed Thursday, March 26, 2020 that fewer than half the ship's passengers were tested for the virus, despite assurances from Vice President Mike Pence and California's governor that everyone aboard the ship would be tested. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Two deaths tied to California cruise ship, with few tested

Mar. 26, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men who traveled on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship stalled for days off the California coast have died, federal officials said Thursday, and they confirmed that fewer than half the ship's passengers were tested for the virus despite assurances that everyone would be tested. The...

Mexico will receive cruise ships, but fumigate passengers

Mar. 25, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday it would continue to receive cruise ships “for humanitarian reasons,” but that passengers would be "individually fumigated" before being taken to airports for return flights to their home countries. The Transportation Department said...

American and Canadian cruise ship passengers from the Costa Luminosa arrive at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, near Atlanta , Friday, March 20, 2020. Three people on the flight have tested positive for COVID-19 but have no symptoms, while 13 others are sick but haven't been tested, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Stranded cruise ship passengers describe chaotic flight home

Mar. 20, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On a chaotic flight home, some passengers who had been stranded for days aboard a cruise ship after being exposed to the coronavirus suffered breathing problems, many coughed and several fainted with no food or medical personnel provided, travelers said Friday. “It was a suicide...

FILE - In this June 4, 2010, file photo, the Maasdam, a 1258-passenger cruise ship, sits at anchor in Frenchman's Bay off Bar Harbor, Maine. Two cruise ships were headed Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to Honolulu after being turned away by other ports. There were no positive cases of coronavirus on either vessel, officials said. The ships are the Maasdam, operated by Holland America Line, and the Norwegian Jewel, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

2 cruise ships not allowed to disembark in Honolulu

Mar. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Two cruise ships won't be allowed to disembark in Honolulu after being turned away by other ports, even with no positive cases of coronavirus on either vessel, officials said Wednesday. State and cruise line officials previously said passengers would disembark at Honolulu Harbor. However,...

Medics and paramedics from China arrive at the Malpensa airport of Milan, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Some 37 between doctors and paramedics were sent along with some 20 tons of equipment, and will be deployed to different hospitals in Italy's most affected area. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

The Latest: Ships going to Honolulu won't let off passengers

Mar. 18, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 218,000 people and killed more than 8,800. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 84,000 people have recovered...