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'A stroke of luck' to be on global cruise during pandemic


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the U.N. World Health Organization
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Carlos Payá
Deliziosa
Jean-Pierre Escarras
Bouches-du-Rhone
Charlton
Frances
Colleen Barry


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Italian
COVID-19
Italians
French
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Valencia
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Australia
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Marsala
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France
Marseilles
Sydney
Oman
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   Negativity   59.00%
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Summary

We haven’t been able to get out on land since March 14 – that’s 34 days.”The passengers said that ports in Oman, along the Suez Canal, as well as in the Seychelles and Indian Ocean ports, refused to let the ship dock.The company said, because the ship is Italian-flagged, it followed Italian precautionary measures used in the pandemic, including safety distancing between guests such as managing the numbers of who could enter food areas at any one time, and transmitting entertainment to cabin TV sets. Italy has also barred foreign cruise ships as it battles the virus outbreak.The French administration has granted exemptions to six other cruise ships in recent weeks to allow French passengers to get off, but refused this time, saying the previous stops overstretched local police and health authorities already mobilized to fight France’s severe virus crisis.Last month, two other Costa cruise ships pulled into Italian ports, including one that earlier had aboard passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 before being disembarked in France.It is unclear if or where the passengers who were due to finally step on land after weeks of sailing aboard the Deliziosa would be quarantined as a precaution.What is clear is that Payá and the other passengers are returning to a new reality of home confinement, face masks, and even more worry.___Angela Charlton reported from Paris.

As said here by JOSEPH WILSON, FRANCES D'EMILIO and ANGELA CHARLTON