Coronavirus outbreak: 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta
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Health authorities in Alberta, Canada have disclosed that one of their residents who recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a woman who returned from a Caribbean cruise on the MS Braemar.
The Chief Medical Officer of Health in Alberta, speaking at a news conference Monday, identified the woman as returning from a cruise on the Ms Braemar. She is the seventh patient to test positive in the territory.
Another was a woman in her seventies who was on the Grand Princess which docked off California.
Jamaican health authorities and cruise officials are at odds over permitting the ships to visit the country. While the MS Braemar was allowed to dock, others have been turned away in Falmouth and Ocho Rios.
Jamaica has imposed a travel ban on people coming from Italy, Singapore, South Korea, China, and Iran.
Cruise officials have also described as discriminatory the move by the Jamaican government to prevent Italian passengers from disembarking.
COVID-19, which has already killed 3,000 people worldwide and infected over 100,000, has triggered global concern.
Jamaica received 462 cruise ship calls carrying 1.5 million passengers in 2019.
In the United States almost all states have now reported cases. Some schools have been closed, while advisories about avoiding public gatherings are on the increase among the states.
In Iran, deaths are on the increase with one member of Parliament having died.
The Ministry of Health in Jamaica has reported no cases in the island to date.
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