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CDC Raises Cruise Line Travel Warning to Very High Risk

the diamond princess cruise is docked but holds passengers amid a coronavirus outbreak
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Saturday, 21 November 2020 08:23 PM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Saturday it recommended all people avoid cruise ship travel as the risk of COVID-19 on liners is very high.

The CDC advised passengers who decide to go on a cruise should get tested 3-5 days after their trip and stay home for 7 days after travel, even if they test negative.

Last month, the agency issued a framework for a phased resumption of cruise ship operations after a no-sail order issued in March in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic was to expire.

The CDC said earlier, from March 1 through Sept. 28, data showed "a total of 3,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19 or COVID-like illness cases on cruise ships and 41 deaths."

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Saturday it recommended all people avoid cruise ship travel as the risk of COVID-19 on liners is very high.
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