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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

Apr. 6, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 3 Despite some temporary shortages, COVID-19 panic consumption will end Despite some temporary issues, panic consumption should soon end. People who live in New York City need never carry an umbrella. At the first sign of a cloud burst, nearly every corner has a ramshackle...

People look out from the Coral Princess cruise ship as it is docked at PortMiami during the new coronavirus outbreak, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Miami. According to Princess Cruises, disembarkation of guests is expected to take several days due to limited flight availability. Guests requiring shoreside medical care will be prioritized to disembark first. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida mayor: 1 more death tied to virus-stricken cruise

Apr. 5, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Fourteen people from a cruise ship that docked in Florida over the weekend with coronavirus victims aboard were hospitalized and one of them later died, authorities said Sunday. Two fatalities had been reported previously aboard the Coral Princess. The Princess Cruises ship, which docked...

The Coral Princess cruise ship arrives at PortMiami during the new coronavirus outbreak, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Miami. According to Princess Cruises, disembarkation of guests is expected to take several days due to limited flight availability. Guests requiring shoreside medical care will be prioritized to disembark first. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Another cruise ship with virus victims docks in Florida

Apr. 4, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, docked in Florida on Saturday. Princess Cruises spokeswoman Negin Kamali said in an email that the Coral Princess ship was docking in Miami. The ship with 1,020 passengers and 878 crew members had...

Passengers that came off the cruise ship Rotterdam Thursday, board a charter plane at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Zaandam and a sister ship sent to help it, the Rotterdam, were given permission to unload passengers at Port Everglades on Thursday, after days of negotiations with officials who feared it would divert resources from a region with a spike in virus cases. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida finally takes cruise passengers, some on stretchers

Apr. 3, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land Friday for the first time in weeks, after the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of coronavirus patients....

In this March 28, 2020 photo provided by Juan Huergo, Laura Gabaroni and her husband Juan Huergo take a selfie on board a tender after they were evacuated from the Zaandam, a Holland American cruise ship, near the Panama Canal. The Orlando- area couple was transferred to the Rotterdam, together with others who were deemed healthy. Four people have died on board the Zaandam and many others have are suffering from flu-like symptoms. (Juan Huergo via AP)

Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

Mar. 31, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Passengers from an ill-fated South American cruise are eager to disembark once they reach Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state's health care resources are already stretched too thin to take on the ships' coronavirus caseload. The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that the decision would...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn't want the people on the Holland America's Zandaam where four people died and others are sick to be treated in Florida, saying the state doesn't have the capacity to treat outsiders as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida governor doesn't want cruise ship to dock in state

Mar. 30, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn't want the people on a cruise ship where four people died and others are sick to be treated in Florida, saying the state does not have the capacity to treat outsiders as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. DeSantis said later Monday he misspoke when he said...

The Zaandam cruise ship is anchored in the bay of Panama City, Friday, March 27, 2020. Several passengers have died aboard the cruise ship and a few people aboard the ship have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the cruise line said Friday, with hundreds of passengers unsure how long they will remain at sea. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Authority: Stranded ships begin transiting Panama Canal

Mar. 29, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Panama Canal Authority said Sunday that two cruise ships carrying more than 1,800 passengers and crew — some infected with COVID-19 — stranded off the Central American country and hoping to reach port in Florida had begun the process of transiting the canal. The...

Medical staff members arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 27, 2020. 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.(Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

Mar. 28, 2020 1:40 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: — U.N. says 86 staffers around world have reported cases of...

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...

Zac Giparas, 28, takes a picture of the Covid-19 update beach closure sign along the sand at North Shore Park on Friday, March 20, 2020 in St. Petersburg. Giparas is a USF grad student currently on spring break. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Florida orders Louisiana arrivals into quarantine

Mar. 27, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday ordered anyone arriving from Louisiana to self-quarantine like those from New York in a bid to blunt the coronavirus pandemic. DeSantis said he is expanding his quarantine order to include Louisiana after officials in the lightly hit...