Safia Samee Ali23h ago / 12:16 PM UTCAndrea Anderson and others aboard the MS Zaandam are begging Florida officials to let them dock after having been rejected by by Chile, Peru and Argentina, which all sealed their ports amid the coronavirus outbreak.“I don’t know if they are going to accept us, I hope they do,” said Anderson, 63, a fiber artist from Maineville, Ohio. “We need to get off this ship.”Four people have died on the ship, at least two from the coronavirus, nine others have tested positive and 179 others are experiencing flu-like symptoms.Read the full story here.Adela Suliman23h ago / 12:06 PM UTCHome of the U.S. Open turns from tennis court to hospitalThe home of the U.S. Open, the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in New York City, is preparing to turn into a 350-bed hospital, the U.S. Tennis Association said on Wednesday. The 12 courts at the NTC’s indoor training center will provide almost 100,000 square feet of supplemental hospital space, officials said.“It’s an incredibly small part, but it’s the least we can do,” Danny Zausner, the NTC’s Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement. New York City continues to be among the hardest-hit places in the United States during the coronavirus outbreak.Elizabeth Chuck22h


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