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South Africa holds more than 1,700 people on cruise ships and cargo ships off the coast of Cape Town for coronavirus.

a member of the crew of the cargo ship MV Corona is suspected to have the virus.

He has been a flight with six other people, who then boarded an Italian-flagged cruise ship MV Aidamira.

South Africa had 116 cases of coronavirus and President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a state of disaster, limiting travel.

Nearly half – 35 of 72 – of South African land border crossings closed on Monday, along with two sea ports are eight.

MV Aidamira, with 1,240 passengers and 486 crew, had returned to Cape Town from Walvis Bay Namibia.

The ship mainly carry citizens of Germany and Austria, although other countries are also thought to be on board, the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani of South Africa.

Health authorities say they are awaiting test results coronavirus of six people on a cruise.

“We are prioritizing the testing,” said health ministry spokesperson Popo Maja BBC.

None of the passengers or crew on a cruise ship is reported to be displaying symptoms of coronavirus, according to a company spokesman.

MV Corona left Cape Town on 11 March but the vessel master was asked to come back after the patient started showing symptoms of the virus, Reuters news agency reports.

crew members have since been placed in isolation on-board MV Corona, along with other crew members who were on the same flight from Turkey.

Authorities working on the track all the suspected cases come into contact with.

Meanwhile, all schools in South Africa have been closed on Wednesdays.

foreigner traveling from countries badly affected also forbidden to enter the country.

The concern is that the virus can spread quickly in poor, crowded neighborhood.

Navy hospital ship Two US also will be sent to help alleviate the shortage expected in a sick bed.

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