Passengers and cruise crew who don’t show symptoms will be allowed to walk off the dock
According to the statement from the Secretariat of Health, a ship that was rebuffed from two previous ports was allowed to dock at the port of Guaymas in the northern state of Sonora. Reuters identified that ship as Holland America’s MS Zuiderdam, reporting that the vessel embarking from San Diego with 2,000 people held 28 crew members and two passengers who tested positive, according to Sonora health minister José Luis Alomía Zegarra.
In a story about rising outbreaks and disruptions on cruise ships over Christmas holidays, The Washington Post reported the Holland America-owned Koningsdam was unable to dock in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, after 21 crew members tested positive. The report also identified the Carnival Freedom, heading for Bonaire, and Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas as ships that were unable to dock because of the coronavirus.
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