CLOSE Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with 3,500 people aboard to stay back from the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew can be tested. (March 5) AP DomesticMajor cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC will suspend sailing operations to and from U.S. ports for 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cruise Lines International Association announced Friday.Viking and Disney cruises announced similar measures Thursday, before the major cruise association. “CLIA cruise line members are voluntarily and temporarily suspending operations from the U.S. as we work to address this public health crisis,” said Kelly Craighead, CLIA president and CEO in a statement. “This is an unprecedented situation.”Craighead said that the association was working with the national Centers for Disease Control during the ongoing medical crisis which has severely affected the cruise industry. “This has been a challenging time, but we hope that this decision will enable us to focus on the future and a return to normal as soon as possible.”The suspension will take effect at midnight Friday. CLIA said it will focused on the “safe and smooth return” of those currently at sea on ships.President Trump tweeted Friday that the cruise suspension came “at


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