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Avoid cruises, says US State Department

The State Department's advisory comes as the Carnival Corp-operated Grand Princess (above) joins a number of ships over the past two months either quarantined or banned entry from ports on Covid-19 fears.

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THE United States is asking Americans to avoid cruise ships just as it prepares to move more than 3,000 passengers and crew off the Grand Princess vessel off California following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus on board.

Medical teams were set to enter the cruise...

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