What we’re reading: 14 American passengers aboard cruise ship bring back coronavirus

first_imgTwitter What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ printAmerican passengers evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan disembark from a Kalitta Air flight at Kelly Field, early Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. The U.S. said it arranged the evacuation because people on the Diamond Princess were at a high risk of exposure to the new virus that’s been spreading in Asia. For the departing Americans, the evacuation cuts short a 14-day quarantine that began aboard the cruise ship Feb. 5. (William Luther /The San Antonio Express-News via AP)Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship return with coronavirusFourteen of the 300 Americans who were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Los Angeles Times. More than 300 U.S. citizens from the ship were evacuated and were put on chartered flights to military bases in California and Texas.All of the Americans will be quarantined for 14 days on the bases, the Los Angeles Times reported. Pearl River cresting causes Mississippi floodingGov. Tate Reeves has declared a state of emergency as the Pearl River crested Monday in Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson, according to Fox News.Officials have conducted 16 assisted evacuations and 200 door-to-door visits to advise residents of the flooding. It will take days for the water to recede, and rain in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday may make the situation worse, said Janice Dean, senior meteorologist for Fox News. Democrats voted with Republicans to block Virginia governor’s bill to ban assault weaponsAn attempt to ban assault-style weapons in Virginia failed after four moderate Democrats on Virginia’s Senate Judiciary Committee sided with Republicans to block the Democratic governor’s bill, according to New York Daily News. The 10-5 vote will table the bill for the remainder of the year, allowing for lawmakers to further review the proposal.House Delegate Mark Levine, one of the delegates who sponsored the bill, promised to bring the proposal back to the Senate next year. Facebook Bridey Brown New disposable vape pens are flooding the marketDespite the Trump administration’s partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes, new disposable vape pens have caused a setback in efforts to curb teen vaping, according to NPR.It hasn’t taken long for kids to find alternatives to flavored cartridges, said Matt Myers, a member of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Companies such as Puff Bar, Stig, and Viigo introduced single-use vape pens that offer flavors similar to the ones Juul had to remove from the market because they were targeted toward minors. This Jan. 31, 2020 photo shows various brands and flavors of disposable vape devices at a store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Marshall Ritzel) Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ College students face challenges with distance learning + posts High school seniors reflect on missed traditions Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature center_img Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Bridey Brown is a sophomore biology major and journalism minor from Flower Mound, Texas. She plans on pursuing a master’s and Ph.D. in biology in hopes of becoming a biology professor. When she’s not in lab, she enjoys playing music, drawing, and spending time with friends. The quarantined ship Diamond Princess is pictured through barbed wire at Yokohama port in Yokohama, near Tokyo Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Japanese officials have confirmed 99 more people infected by the new virus aboard the ship, the Health Ministry said Monday. (Mayuko Isobe/Kyodo News via AP) Disney parks were alive with magic days before shutting down Facebook Essential workers face additional rules to limit spread of disease Linkedin ReddIt Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Previous articleBaseball looks to continue strong start to season TuesdayNext articleHoroscope: February 18, 2020 Bridey Brown RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img

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