N.J. Screens 27 Passengers on Cruise Ship for Virus; Risk ‘Remains Low’

(Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said CDC officials boarded a cruise ship docked in Bayonne this morning and screened 27 passengers who recently traveled from China.

“After being assessed by the CDC, 23 of those passengers were cleared and four individuals are being evaluated at an area hospital,” Murphy said in a statement. “The hospital is following proper infection control protocols while evaluating these individuals. New Jersey currently has no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus and the risk to residents remains low”

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