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The MS A'Sara is chartered by Gate1. I wonder if tracking the other passengers is already happening.


By the way, there is a German river cruise ship of almost identical name. The MS Asara sails for Phoenix Reisen on the Rhine.




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This is a cut & paste from KHOU news in Houston, Tx


All eight of the local positive and presumptive positive patients traveled to Egypt in February


City of Houston

  • Woman, age 60 to 70; traveled to Egypt last month; positive
  • Man, age 60 to 70; traveled to Egypt last month; presumptive positive

Harris County

  • Woman from NW Harris County; age 60 to 70; works at Rice; traveled to Egypt; positive
  • Man from NW Harris County; age 60 to 70; traveled to Egypt; positive
  • Man from NW Harris County; age 60 to 70; traveled to Egypt; presumptive positive.

Fort Bend County

  • Woman in her 60s; traveled to Egypt; mild symptoms 
  • Woman in her 60s; traveled to Egypt; symptoms have resolved
  • Stafford man; 70 years old; traveled to Egypt; presumptive positive.

The five presumptive positive cases are waiting for final results from the CDC. 

All patients traveled to Egypt

"All the cases in the Houston area have international travel in common and we've been actively monitoring these individuals since they were identified as being at-risk," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. "I encourage Houstonians to limit international travel for the time being and heed the advice of public health officials about healthy hygiene habits. If you are feeling sick, stay at home. But do not be paralyzed by fear."


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https://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2020/03/09045944/1219083/Kitchen-closed-no-medication-TN-natives-onboard-cruise-.vpf more news on the river ship and some passengers on board from India who need to get off.   

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Eighteen Indians, all from Tamil Nadu, are stranded in cruise ship ‘A Sara’ that remains anchored in the Nile, near the city of Luxor in Egypt, for the fifth day after 33 passengers and 12 crew members were tested positive for COVID-19.

more info about the ship. 

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The first three reported cases in Iowa may have been from this ship, https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2020/03/08/coronavirus-iowa-kim-reynolds-cases-covid-outbreak/4954032002/

The three people, who live in Johnson County, tested positive for the virus after returning March 3 from a cruise that traveled through Egypt, Reynolds told reporters at an evening news conference.


The three were on a cruise

The cruise that the three Iowans were on ran from Feb. 17 to March 2, according to Gerd Clabaugh, director of the Iowa Department of Public Health. All three returned to their residences on March 3. They later sought health care services after feeling ill and were sent home.

"The three are currently isolated in their homes," Clabaugh said. "Public health and health care partners are doing what they're trained and equipped to do to protect patients, themselves and the community."

Officials described one of the individuals who tested positive as middle-aged, between 41 and 60 years old, and the two others as older, between 61 and 80 years old. They said two had underlying health conditions and one did not.

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