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Ship turned away by Asia ports carrying new crew


March 12, 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A cruise ship turned away from ports in Asia over fears of a new virus will be cleaned to federal standards and carry a different crew when the vessel docks in Alaska, officials said.

The MS Westerdam is expected to undergo a cleaning protocol approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before arriving in Juneau, The Juneau Empire reported Sunday.

The ship is scheduled to dock in the port around March 22 after being denied permission to enter five ports over concerns about the virus that causes the disease called COVID-19.

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