27 vaccinated folks examined optimistic for Covid on a Carnival cruise ship
The Carnival Cruise Ship “Carnival Vista” sails out to sea in the Miami harbor entrance known as Government Cut in Miami, Florida on June 2, 2018.
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According to the Belize Tourism Board, 27 people on board the Carnival Vista cruise ship, which docked in Belize on Wednesday, tested positive for Covid-19.
Only one of the positive cases was a passenger; the remaining 26 were crew members. All 27 people have been vaccinated and have mild or no symptoms, the country’s tourism authority said.
Contact follow-up was conducted and no other positive cases were discovered.
The ship, which sailed from Galveston, Texas, has 2,895 guests and 1,441 crew members, the tourism association said.
According to The Washington Post, Carnival announced last week that there were positive cases on board but did not disclose how many cases there were at the time.
“Carnival is managing a small number of positive COVID cases on Carnival Vista sailing out of Galveston. Even though our entire crew and almost all of our guests are vaccinated,” a Carnival Cruises spokesman said in a statement.
“We managed the situation using strict health protocols, which included isolating those who tested positive and close contacts in quarantine.”
As of Saturday, all guests, regardless of their vaccination status, must have a negative Covid test, Carnival said.
Carnival Cruises shares fell 2.14% on Friday to close at $ 22.86.