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COVID-19 cases found on Norwegian Cruise ship returning to New Orleans

/ 04:29 PM December 05, 2021
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A U.S. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings cruise ship REUTERS FILE PHOTO

A cruise ship set to dock in New Orleans with over 3,000 passengers has detected 10 cases of COVID-19 among its crew and guests, the Louisiana Department of Health said late on Saturday.

The cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, departed New Orleans on a weeklong cruise on Nov. 28 and had stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico, the health agency said.

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“NCL has been adhering to appropriate quarantine and isolation protocols,” the department said in a tweet.

The ship is set to reach New Orleans on Sunday morning, according to its itinerary.

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Everyone on board will be tested for COVID-19 before leaving and will be provided with post-exposure and quarantine public health guidance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

People who test positive for COVID-19 will either travel to their homes or self-isolate according to CDC guidelines, the health agency said.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours.

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