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The CDC warns of a very high risk of cruising coronavirus



(Reuters) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday that it recommended that all people avoid cruise ships, as the risk of COVID-19 on liners is very high.



a large ship in a body of water with a city in the background: FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Miami


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FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Miami

The CDC advised passengers who decide to go on a cruise to be tested 3-5 days after their trip and stay home for 7 days after the trip, even if they test negative. https://bit.ly/2US9P5O

Last month, the agency issued a framework for a gradual resumption of cruise ship operations following the expiration of a non-sail order issued in March in response to the new coronavirus pandemic.

The CDC previously said that data from March 1 to September 28 showed “a total of 3,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19 or COVID-like disease cases on cruise ships and 41 deaths.”

(Report by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; edited by Grant McCool)

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