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All 4 passengers from Bayonne cruise ship test negative for coronavirus

Posted: 8:18 PM, Feb 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-08 20:19:20-05
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BAYONNE, N.J. — The four passengers on a cruise ship that docked in Bayonne, New Jersey over suspicions of coronavirus have all tested negative, Governor Phil Murphy confirmed Saturday night.

"All four passengers from the cruise ship docked in Bayonne tested negative for novel coronavirus," Murphy wrote in a tweet. "New Jersey currently has no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus and the risk to residents remains low."

Four passengers were taken to a hospital for evaluation for the new coronavirus after their cruise ship arrived in New Jersey.

Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement that personnel with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention boarded Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas after it docked in Bayonne on Friday.

They screened 27 passengers who had recently traveled from mainland China. Murphy says 23 passengers were cleared and four were being evaluated at a hospital.

The cruise ship had left Cape Liberty on Jan. 27 for an 11-day cruise to the Caribbean.