Responding to a directive from the federal government, the beleaguered cruise industry has crafted a coronavirus response plan that will keep more people off its ships. Passengers who are 70 and older will be required to produce a doctor’s note attesting they are healthy enough to take a cruise, according to an individual familiar with the plan who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. That person said keeping the most vulnerable population off ships was a priority of the Trump administration. About 14 percent of cruise passengers in 2018 — about 4 million people — were 70 or older, an industry report showed. USA Today first reported details of the plan Wednesday. Travelers will be warned frequently before a trip that anyone with underlying health conditions is heavily discouraged from getting on a cruise ship. Those who are obviously ill will not be allowed to board, according to the individual. [Sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter to track the outbreak. All stories linked in the newsletter are free to access.] All passengers will be subject to a temperature check before they can get on a ship, and those with a reading of 100.4 degrees or higher will

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