A crew has died on Celebrity Infinity, and two crew have been medevaced (airlifted) from Oasis of the Seas. Both cruise liners are passenger-free after all major cruise lines suspended shipping operations due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Staff and crew, however, remained on the ships.
The spokesperson for RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (parent company of Celebrity Cruises and RCI-Royal Caribbean International) Jonathon Fishman officially confirmed the fatality on Celebrity Infinity. RCCL previously said passengers on the Infinity ship exhibited flu-like symptoms, but Celebrity has not yet confirmed whether the illnesses were linked to COVID-19. Fishman also revealed two crew had been evacuated from Oasis OTS "for medical reasons." All passengers on both ships had disembarked.
The sister-brands Celebrity and RCI have suspended their global fleets operations until May 11 as the originally planned suspension period was extended by a month.
For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.