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COVID-19: Agency recommends that all people avoid travel on cruise ships

*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Against the backdrop of the increasing cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic especially in Europe and the Americas, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people avoid travel on cruise ships.

The CDC states these include river cruises worldwide, while citing risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high.

According to the health agency, passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19

ConsumerConnect reports that California reported record infections for the second consecutive day as total United States virus cases surpassed 12 million.

New Jersey also broke a record, passing 300,000 cases, perhaps triggering the CDC’s recommendation against all travel on cruise ships, citing the high risk of infection.

However, cases and deaths were reported to have slowed in the United Kingdom (UK) and Italy.

Spain expects half of its population to be vaccinated by May as the government plans to start a campaign in January, according to a report in El Confidencial.

It was learnt US President Donald Trump stayed quiet on sharing US-made vaccines as leaders of the world’s richest countries pushed for equality in the race to vaccinate people against the coronavirus.

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