Four Royal Caribbean cruise passengers have been taken to the hospital in New Jersey for observation and 23 more are being screened for the Coronavirus. While none of these Chinese nationals aboard the Anthem of the Seas are from Wuhan, the outbreak’s epicenter, nor have traveled there since the outbreak was first identified, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is not taking any chances.
In a statement from Royal Caribbean, spokesperson Melissa Charbonneau said the company is participating in “elevated levels of guest screening to check the spread of coronavirus.”
“We are closely monitoring developments regarding coronavirus and have rigorous medical protocols in place onboard our ships. We continue to work in close consultation with the CDC, the WHO, and local health authorities to align with their guidance and ensure the health and wellbeing of our guests and crew,” Charbonneau continued.
Health officials and the CDC took the 23 other passangers, who all happen to be Chinese nationals, off the ship this morning to be taken to the airport and sent back to China. This was just a precautionary measure as there is no indication any of the passengers have the coronavirus.
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