At least 18 Americans who've come down with the coronavirus are linked to an Egyptian cruise ship quarantined in the Nile River

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At least 18 Americans have tested positive for the new coronavirus after returning from a cruise on the Nile River. The cruise ship, called the MS A'Sara, is currently sitting in quarantine on the river as passengers and crew wait for test results.

On the ship's voyage to the city of Luxor, home to tourist attractions like the ancient city of Thebes, 12 workers tested positive for the coronavirus.

"Some of the worst thoughts go through your head," Javier Parodi, a tourist from Miami on the ship with his cousin and mother, who are both over 60 and have underlying health conditions, told the Associated Press. "Those crew members were the ones serving our food and cleaning our sheets."

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