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Ships with coronavirus patients dock in Florida

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 10:22:11-04

A cruise ship where at least two passengers died of coronavirus and others were sickened while barred from South American ports has finally docked in Florida. 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. The agreement was reached Thursday by local, state and federal officials and Carnival Corp., which owns the Zaandam and the Rotterdam