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Cruise ship returns to New Orleans with COVID cases

Norwegian Breakaway

It seems that cruise ships have done great regarding COVID-19, and it looks like Norwegian Cruise Line is working hard as news reports are stating that a cruise ship is returning to New Orleans with COVID cases.

WWTLV.com is reporting “The cruise ship that left New Orleans with 10 cases of COVID-19 has returned to New Orleans.

The Norwegian Breakaway arrived returned to New Orleans Sunday.

According to the City of New Orleans, the cases were identified in both crewmembers and passengers.

“In addition to requiring that 100% of guests and crew are fully vaccinated, per the Company’s comprehensive health and safety protocols, we have implemented quarantine, isolation and contact tracing procedures for identified cases,” the cruise line spokesperson wrote in a statement. “We are testing all individuals on Norwegian Breakaway prior to disembarkation, as well as providing post-exposure and quarantine public health guidance by the CDC.”

The ship left the Port of New Orleans on Nov. 28 and voyaged to Belize, Honduras and Mexico with more than 3,200 people on board.

The cruise line said they are abiding by the quarantine and isolation protocols as more cases are identified on the ship.

Officials said everyone onboard will be tested for COVID-19 before leaving the ship and will provide post-exposure and quarantine public health guidance by the CDC.

“We take this matter extremely seriously and will continue to work closely with the CDC, the office of Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Department of Health as well as the city and port of New Orleans,” the cruise line spokesperson wrote.“

I can say from personal experience that the cruise lines have worked very hard during COVID to establish protocols and procedures to address this issue. I feel confident cruising will continue to be one of the safest ways to have an amazing vacation!

 

 

For more information about the story mentioned in this post, please click on the link below:

https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/10-covid-cases-detected-on-cruise-ship-returning-new-orleans/289-f2f46815-24cc-48fb-af3a-fc3a92372a2d

 

 

 

 

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