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'My big fear is being carried off this ship in a box instead of walking off': An elderly veteran couple trapped aboard coronavirus-stricken cruise says US should help

Posted On: Mar 28, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

'My big fear is being carried off this ship in a box instead of walking off': An elderly veteran couple trapped aboard coronavirus-stricken cruise says US should help

Four passengers aboard the MS Zaandam, a Holland America Line cruise ship stricken with coronavirus, have died ; the ship has two more confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The remaining passengers are being divided into groups designated for those who are sick and healthy, as the latter are being evacuated to a nearby sister ship, the MS Rotterdam.
An elderly couple, Elberta and Hugo Swan Jr., from Victoria, Texas, spoke with Business Insider about their experiences on board the MS Zaandam.
Ms. Swan said, "My big fear is being carried off this ship in a box instead of walking off."
The couple isn't sure when they will be allowed to disembark from the Zaandam, after being told they couldn't be evacuated because Swan Jr. previously exhibited a cough and running nose symptoms.
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Elberta and Hugo Swan Jr. have been married since 1973. They decided to celebrate an early 50th wedding anniversary in March, planning back-to-back cruises starting in Argentina and ending in Fort...

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