CIVITAVECCHIA, Italy (CNN) – Italian media outlets report that coronavirus fears have around 7,000 people stuck on board a cruise ship off the Italian coast.
The Costa Smeralda is docked at a coastal town northwest of Rome.
None of the thousands of people aboard the ship can leave until coronavirus tests come back negative on two passengers.
The passengers, a husband and wife from Hong Kong, are being kept separately in solitary confinement in the ship’s hospital.
The wife, a 54-year-old Chinese woman, has a fever. Her husband has been isolated as a precaution.
Test results were expected to be in Thursday afternoon, according to Italian media.