The Costa Smeralda cruise ship, carrying 6,000 people, is stuck at port near Rome Six thousand people on board a cruise ship in Italy have been barred from disembarking, while health officials check if a Chinese passenger has symptoms of coronavirus. The 54-year-old and her husband are being held in isolation on the ship but initial tests have come back negative. The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 170. Cases have been diagnosed in at least 15 countries and many have implemented quarantine plans. In China, where the virus originated, health authorities said there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of 29 January. What is happening on the ship? The Costa Smeralda cruise ship has docked in the port of Civitavecchia, north of Rome. The woman who is receiving treatment had reportedly flown from Hong Kong to join the cruise, and broke out in […]