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Two of the members of the crew on board the Regal Princess and have tested negative for the corona virus, after the Princess Cruises ship was being held off the coast of Florida, for the hours worked on a Sunday, while waiting for the results.

There was concern that the members of the crew may have been infected with the virus, officially known as the COVID-19 and, following the transfer of more than two weeks ago on the Grand Princess ship in California, where 19 staff members and two passengers have just recently tested positive.

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On Sunday night, at about 10 am, the Regal Princess, is finally arriving in the Port of Port Everglades, the Sun Sentinel reports.

The Regal Princess Cruise ship is seen at sea about 5 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Sunday, March 8, by the year 2020.
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The ship was scheduled to dock Sunday morning, but instead of sailing up and down the coast for most of the day, while the coast guard provided a test kit for two Princess Cruises for its employees.

The limited liability of the members of the crew had recently worked on the Grand Princess ship, which is off the coast of Northern California since Thursday due to the corona virus. Among the 3,500 people in 54 nations on the Grand Princess, at least 21, have reportedly been contaminated with a COVID-19.

Right now, the ship is expected to dock at the Port of Oakland on Monday, with the U.s., passengers are then scheduled to be transferred to the military posts of the application.

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As for the Regal Princess, the CDC has issued the permission for the ship to enter port after the corona virus test results were negative, ” Princess Cruises said in a statement early Monday morning, according to the Associated Press.

According to the outlet, the first passengers were able to disembark about an hour after the ship arrived in Port Everglades.

The cruise ship was held off the coast of Florida on Sunday, as the ship will wait for the test results, the question of whether the two members of the crew have been contracted for the new corona virus.
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The cruise line also said that they did not anticipate the two of the Regal Princess crew members are a risk to anyone on board because they did not exhibit respiratory symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19, and they were well beyond the recommended 14-day virus incubation period.

It is still unclear as to how many people have recently been on the Regal Princess. The ship has a capacity for 3,560 guests and 1,346 crew members, according to the Princess Cruises fleet.

The Regal Princess’ next cruise, a seven-day Caribbean trip was also cancelled on Sunday. You will receive a full refund and a $300 fee for a one-night hotel expense, Princess Cruises, she said.

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On March 8, the State Department officially warned Americans to avoid traveling via cruise ship, in the wake of the feline corona virus is at risk.

“The citizens of the united states, especially with underlying conditions, it may not be to travel by cruise ship. #CDC notes risk of #COVID19 on cruises,” the department wrote in a tweet. “A lot of countries have put in place screening procedures, and refused to grant the port of entry privileges to the ships and to prevent the boarding.”

Fox News’ Bradford Betz, Frank, Miles, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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