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Four cruise companies will suspend outbound voyages for 30 days: Trump

Traders stop to listen to U.S. President Donald Trump speak on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that four cruise line companies had agreed to suspend outbound cruises for 30 days, at his request, amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

"At my request, effective midnight tonight, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have all agreed to suspend outbound cruises for thirty days. It is a great and important industry – it will be kept that way!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

(Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Daniel Wallis)