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04 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:43 GMT+2

March 9, 2020

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The U.S. State Department advises against people with health problems to board cruise ships

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a increased risk of COVID-19 on board

The spread of coronavirus on a global scale is having a disruptive impact on the cruise industry and the decision of the U.S. State Department to advise U.S. citizens in poor health to board ships to be cruise can inflict a potentially catastrophic blow this sector as the North Americans, and in particular the are the largest share of the total number of cruise ship passengers in the world fleet. According to the latest findings from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), in 2018 out of a total of 28.5 million cruisers 14.24 million came from North America.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has seen an increase in risk of COVID-19 infection in ship environments and pointed out that older adults and travellers with health problems should avoid situations put them at risk of contracting more serious diseases, and this involves avoiding crowded places, avoiding non-essential travel long air travel and, above all, avoid boarding cruise ships.

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