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The Golden Princess in Sydney Harbour in 2017. Photo: James D. Morgan/Getty Images

Passengers on another Princes Cruises ship have been prevented from disembarking over the novel coronavirus, this time off the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) officials confirmed at a news conference Sunday.

The big picture: New Zealand has introduced some of the world's toughest border restrictions to combat the virus.

  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday New Zealand had banned all cruise ships from entering the country until June 30 and all travelers coming from abroad must self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival.
  • One of three passengers quarantined aboard the Golden Princess, docked at Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula, is being treated as a suspected coronavirus case after displaying symptoms, a Canterbury DHB official said. The other two had been in contact with the patient in the past two weeks.

Of note: Princess Cruises, owned by Carnival, announced Thursday that it's pausing global operations for two months in response to the outbreak.

  • Its Diamond Princess ship saw one of the first major outbreaks of the virus outside of China when it docked at Japan in January, with some 700 passengers infected and several deaths from the virus reported.

Go deeper: Princess Cruises to pause operations for 2 months due to coronavirus

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details and context.

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CDC director warns "now is not the time" to lift COVID restrictions

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned states on Monday that "now is not the time" to lift public health restrictions, as the recent dramatic declines in coronavirus cases and deaths "appear to be stalling."

Why it matters: While the average of 70,000 new infections and 2,000 daily deaths is nowhere near the extremely high levels recorded at the start of 2021, the figures are still a poor baseline to "stop a potential fourth surge" — especially with the threat posed by more contagious new variants, Walensky warned.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces "ultra-millionaire" wealth tax bill

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday introduced a bill in the Senate that would impose a new tax on the assets of America's wealthiest individuals.

Why it matters: The plan, which Warren introduced along with Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) is similar to a proposal that was the centerpiece of Warren's campaign for the presidency in 2020.

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Former French President Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

Nicolas Sarkozy, 2011. Photo: XINHUA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A court in Paris on Monday sentenced former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence after he was found guilty of trying to bribe a magistrate, AP reports.

Driving the news: Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, is the first president in France’s modern history to have gone on trial for corruption, per AP. He was charged with corruption and influence-peddling.