The US President reports RTE News, has said that US authorities will evacuate passengers from a stranded cruise ship which is due to dock in Florida after being barred from several South American countries because of a coronavirus outbreak aboard.
Both the cruise ship Zaandam, where dozens of people have fallen ill, and its sister ship Rotterdam are due to enter US waters early today ahead of their expected docking in Fort Lauderdale.
Around ten Irish citizens remain stranded on board the Zaandam cruise ship.
Mr Trump said the US was "sending medical teams on board the ships" and taking people off, with foreigners sent home.
"We're taking the Canadians off and giving them to Canadian authorities," he said. "Same thing with the UK. But we have to help the people. They're in big trouble."
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