CRUISE SHIP ALLOWED TO PASS THROUGH PANAMA CANAL
A cruise ship stuck off Panama’s Pacific coast after four passengers died and more than 130 others developed influenza-like symptoms, including at least two with the coronavirus, will be allowed to proceed through the Panama Canal, the government said on Saturday. Holland America Line’s MS Zaandam can now continue its trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but Panama’s government underscored that no passengers or crew members would be allowed to set foot on Panamanian soil. The Zaandam, which was previously on a South American cruise, was denied access to the Panama Canal for sanitary reasons. There are 1,243 guests, including 247 Canadians, and 586 crew on board.