Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections arrives in New Orleans

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A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 17 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 has docked in New Orleans.

Posted: Dec 6, 2021 10:30 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 17 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 has docked in New Orleans.

Local news outlets confirmed the Norwegian Breakaway had arrived in the city. The Louisiana Department of Health said in a late Saturday news release that over the past week, the ship made stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico.

Norwegian Cruise Line said all of the identified COVID-19 cases involved people without symptoms. Norwegian said each person on board was being tested for the coronavirus before disembarking.

Officials said anyone who tests positive will either go directly home or self-isolate in accommodations provided by the cruise line.

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