CDC extends No-Sail Order until September 30

   July 17, 2020 ,   Accidents

On Thursday (July 16), Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the US CDC agency (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released a new, 20-page no-sail order extending the out of the USA cruise shipping suspension through September 30.

In a rebuke of the cruise companies, Robert Redfield (CDC's Director) blamed them for the widespread transmission of the COVID-19.

Diamond Princess cruise ship

According to the CDC, there were 99 outbreaks on a total of 123 cruise ships in the USA's territorial waters alone.

From March 1 through July 10, 80% of the ships in the CDC jurisdiction were affected by COVID-19. The agency said there had been ~3000 suspected and confirmed cases and 34 deaths on cruise ships in the US waters. As of July 3, 9 cruise vessels still had ongoing or resolving outbreaks.

The document said that the CDC had spent 38000+ man hours managing the health crisis. The US public health authorities had to do contact tracing for ~11000 passengers.

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