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Dominican Republic, France report Caribbean virus cases


Ramon Espinosa – AP file

A Braemar cruise ship, which had been denied entry to the Dominican Republic due to the virus fears, at last found a place to dock - the Dutch terrritory of St. Maarten. Above, the Fred Olson Cruise Liner Braemar docked at the port in Havana in 2008.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Health officials in the Dominican Republic and France on Sunday reported the first confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the tourist-rich Caribbean, while British cruise ship passengers who had been trapped at sea due to virus fears were finally set to come home.

Dominican Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas said a 62-year-old Italian man had arrived in the country on Feb. 22 without showing symptoms. He was being treated in isolation at a military hospital and "has not shown serious complications."


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