Cruise operator Royal Caribbean stated on Thursday two friends onboard its Movie star Millennium ship have examined optimistic for COVID-19, however are asymptomatic and at the moment in isolation.
The friends, who had been sharing a room, are being monitored by the corporate’s medical crew, the cruise operator stated, including that it was conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all shut contacts of the people.
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Movie star Millennium was one of many first cruises in North America to restart crusing final week, after greater than a yr.
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Royal Caribbean began crusing in June after assembly the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s (CDC) complete tips that included a totally vaccinated crew and everybody over 16 presenting proof of vaccination towards COVID-19.
Cruise operators are among the many final to return to their pre-pandemic operations because the CDC laid out strict steering earlier this yr for the cruise trade for resuming journeys, after some ships grew to become hotbeds for the virus final yr.