Two cases of COVID-19 aboard a cruise ship

(Miami) Two people tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday on board Celebrity Millennium, one of the first cruise ships to sail in North America since the outbreak of the pandemic, despite the fact that “the crew and passengers were vaccinated,” the Royal Caribbean cruise line said in a statement.

“These people are asymptomatic and are currently isolated and under the supervision of our medical team,” said the company that maintains the contact tracing operation and whose vessel departed Sint Maarten, the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Maarten, June 5 …

The two people tested positive during a “mandatory end-of-cruise test,” Royal Caribbean reports, which says passengers were required to show proof of vaccination as well as a negative COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before boarding.

The company says it followed full protocols in line with its partners’ destinations and “went beyond” the directives of the top US public health agency to “protect the health and safety of (its) passengers,” which employs 600 people, accompanied by 650 people. crew members, depending on The newspaper “New York Times

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) issued new regulations in early May allowing cruise passengers to return to sea under strict conditions: 95% of people on cruise ships, passengers and employees must be vaccinated.

Party of Sint Maarten, Celebrity Millennium had to make a seven-day trip to Barbados, Aruba and Curacao.

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