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CDC Maximizes Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 on Cruise Ships

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Miami – The health authorities of the United States raised this Sunday to the maximum the risk of contracting COVID-19 on cruise ships, amid the explosion of cases in the country, where it exceeds 255,000 deaths.

The risk of COVID-19 in these vessels “is very high” (level 4), detailed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, in English).

At the start of the end of the year festivities, with the Thanksgiving celebration next Thursday, the CDC recommended that “everyone” avoid traveling on cruise ships, including river ones, “all over the world.”

“It is especially important that people with a higher risk of serious diseases avoid traveling on cruise ships,” detailed the federal agency on its website.

On October 30, the CDC lifted the ban on cruise ship navigation in the country’s ports after almost eight months of paralysis due to the pandemic, but the opening will be conditional and staggered.

In updating health measures, the CDC underscores that cruise ship passengers are at increased risk of spreading infectious diseases from person to person, including covid-19.

He explained that outbreaks of Covid-19 have been reported on cruise ships, without specifying whether they are recent.

He warned that passengers decide to do a cruise should be tested for 3 to 5 days after return and stay home for the next 7 days after the trip.

“Even if the test is negative, stay home for the full 7 days,” he says.

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He added that if the passenger does not take the test, it is safest to stay at home for 14 days after traveling.

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that it will keep its operations suspended this year due to covid-19.

CLIA, which represents 95% of the companies with oceanic cruises, indicated at the beginning of the month that it will maintain until December 31 the voluntary suspension in the United States, a country with more than 12 million cases of COVID-19, including 255,588 deceased.

In the US, the barrier of 12 million cases was surpassed six days after it reached 11 million, and only twelve days after it reached 10 million, in a sign of the strong rebound in infections that is living the country.





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