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05 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:15 GMT+2



March 12, 2020

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Viking Cruises has suspended operations until the 30th April

Quarantined 29 passengers on a river cruise Southeast Asia, including a positive for coronavirus

Virus seems on the verge of becoming an unpronounceable word cruises, although this finding is not certainly supported by scientific certainties since, as far as we know, case studies so far are based on a single certainty: what the Viking cruise company, at least at judging by his recent communications, this noun just can't write it, maybe not even say it and maybe not even to think it. Unthinkable, of course, to use words that can have some relevance to this word, such as contagion and less epidemic. Better to use the most precise and scientific term COVID-19, which in itself appears even more Aseptic.

And it is understandable the little desire to give verbal form to the reason for a hard decision to digest for a company cruise: that of interrupting the activity. So in announcing yesterday that their own river and ocean cruises are temporarily suspended from today until the next 30 In April, Viking only specified that after this period the company will be best placed to offer experiences that their guests expect and deserve and that activity will resume on May 1.

Only President Torstein Hagen, in a message, did not could not help but explain why the interruption operations specifying that COVID-19 made travel extremely complicated and making it known that these last few days a guest on a river cruise in Southeast Asia "was been exposed to COVID-19 while in transit on an air trip International. Although this guest - Hagen pointed out - did not has symptoms, has been quarantined and, Separately, the other 28 guests were also put on quarantine'.

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