Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:59 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Four passengers who were taken to a hospital after their cruise ship arrived in New Jersey for evaluation tested negative for a new virus that has sickened more than 20,000 and killed nearly 500, mostly in China. Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement that personnel with the Centers for Disease Control allowed the four passengers to be discharged from the hospital Saturday. Three of the four people stayed in a cabin together and were diagnosed with the flue. The other person stayed in a separate cabin and did not have any symptoms. Murphy said New Jersey has no confirmed cases of the new virus.