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Couple quarantined on ship plead to be evacuated

The word quarantine comes from a 17th-century Venetian variant of the Italian quaranta giorni, meaning 40 days, the period that all ships were required to be isolated before passengers and crew could go ashore during the Black Death plague epidemic. – Wikipedia In those days, after any survivors had disembarked, as an extra precaution the ship would be burned […]

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