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Florida couple stuck on cruise ship bound for Fort Lauderdale with dozens of sick passengers

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Duration: 01:56s - Published
Florida couple stuck on cruise ship bound for Fort Lauderdale with dozens of sick passengers

Florida couple stuck on cruise ship bound for Fort Lauderdale with dozens of sick passengers

Central Florida residents Laura Gabaroni and her husband, Juan Huergo, left Orlando earlier this month on what was supposed to be a 14-day cruise through the southern tip of South America.

But since Sunday, the 48-year-old couple has been confined to their cabin and not sure when their rollercoaster adventure will end.

FOR FLORIDA WITH DOZENS OF SICKPASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS ONBOARD.

CONTACT 5 INVESTIGATORKATIE LAGRONE HAS THE STORY OFONE FLORIDA COUPLE ON BOARDTHE SHIP ... CONFINED TO THECABIN ... NOT SURE IF THEY'RERETURN TO LAND ON MONDAY WILLACTUALLY HAPPEN.<< THESE ARE PICTURES OF ACENTRAL FLORIDA COUPLE BEFORECOVID-19 DRAMATICALLY ALTEREDTHE ROUTE OF THEIR DREVACATION.

:10- WE HAVE BEENQUARANTINED SINCE THE 22NDWITHOUT BEING ABLE TO GOOUTSIDE.

NOW ISOLATED TO THISCABIN ON BOARD THE ZAANDAMHOLLAND AMERICA CRUISESHIP...LAURA GABARONI AND HEHUSBAND JUAN HUERGO LEFT THESUNSHINE STATE FOR BUENOSAIRES ON MARCH 4TH...A FEWDAYS LATER THEY SET SAIL ON A14-DAY CRUISE THROUGH THESOUTHERN TIP OF SOUTH AMERICA(1ST DOWNLOAD- LAURA) :35-WHEN WE LEFT ORLANDO THERE WASONLY ONE KNOWN CASE OFCOVID-19 IN ARGENTINA AND ONLYABOUT 2 IN CHILE SO WHEN WELEFT ON MARCH 4TH IT SEEMEDLIKE A VERY SAFE PLACE TVACATION.

:48 BUT AFTERTOURING THE SOUTHERN PART OFTOURING HE SHIP'S CAPTAIN MADECHILEAN UNWELCOMED ANNOUNCEMENT TMORE THAN PASSENGERS AND CREWON BOARD.

(3RD DOWNLOAD CLIP-JUAN) :06- ARGENTINA HCLOSED ITS BORDERS.

SO WEATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO CHILE-CHILE ALSO DENIED ALL SHIPSCOMING INTO THE COUNTRY.

WHILETHE 48-YEAR OLD COUPLE SAYSTHEY FEEL GOOD, ACCORDINGTHE CRUISE LINE...AT LEAST 77PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERSHAVE NOW REPORTED FLU LIKESYMPTOMSJUAN):48- WE DON'T KNOW WHATTHE SITUATION IS AND IF ITSRELATED TO COVID 19 OR NOTSISTER SHIP DELIVERING EXTRASUPPLIES...WILL ALSO PROVICO VID-19 TEST KITS BEFORE THESHIP IS SCHEDULED TO DOCK INFORT LAUDERDALE MONDAY...THATIS IF LOCAL, STATE AND PORTAUTHORITIES LET THEM IN.

(FROMAUDIO I SENT YOU) :21 IT'SPARTICULARLY DIFFICULT NOTKNOWING WHERE WE'RE GOING :45- ALL WE REALLY WANT IS TOGET HOME TO OUR FAMILIES ANDCOMMUNITIES (COVER THIS AUDIOSOT WITH PICTURES OF COUPLE)KATIE LAGRONE TAG OUT.




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