Florida – 55 vaccinated σε cases on a cruise ship with thousands of passengers


Fifty-five people have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 on a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship that sailed from Florida on Saturday, the company said.

Passengers and crew

People infected with the virus include both passengers and crew, although 95% of those on board have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the shipping company said.

The vessel was not allowed to make stops on the Caribbean islands of Curacao and Aruba in the last of its eight-day voyage.

He will therefore remain at sea until his return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 26th.

The Odyssey of the Seas has 3,587 passengers and 1,599 crew members, according to USA Today.

The shipping company said the 55 people confirmed to be infected were all vaccinated against COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or had mild symptoms.

The second incident

This is the second outbreak of the virus on a Royal Caribbean ship in less than a week.

On Saturday, the Symphony of the Seas returned to the port of Miami with 48 people affected by SARS-CoV-2.

The new coronavirus pandemic had caused the suspension of this type of leisure travel for more than a year.

They resumed in June after a series of measures were announced to prevent outbreaks, such as the mandatory vaccination of workers and passengers over the age of 12 boarding Royal Caribbean ships.

But the Omicron variant, highly contagious, is a new challenge for the industry.

Source: ΑΠΕ


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