Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship jobs approaching New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday night.

The Norwegian Breakaway left New Orleans on Nov. 28 and is scheduled to return this weekend, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Health. The ship has made stops in Belize, Honduras, and Mexico over the last week. According to officials, the ship is carrying over 3,200 people.

According to the statement, Norwegian “has been adhering to appropriate quarantine and isolation protocols as new cases and exposures have been identified aboard this vessel.”

Each person on board will be tested for the coronavirus before disembarking in New Orleans. According to officials, anyone who tests positive will either return home or self-isolate in cruise line accommodations.

Officials jobs have not released any information about the health of those who have been infected with the virus. Last year, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, cruise ships were an early source of outbreaks, as some ships were rejected at ports and passengers were forced into quarantine. Some passengers died at sea from COVID-19, while others became so ill that they had to be carried off the ships on stretchers.

In March 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a no-sail order, resulting in a halt that ended last June when cruise ships began to leave U.S. ports with new health and safety requirements. According to the company’s website, all passengers and crew members must be vaccinated against the virus at least two weeks before departure.

Source: US News

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