Twenty-seven people tested positive for Covid-19 aboard the Carnival Vista cruise ship, which docked in Belize on Wednesday, according to the Belize Tourism Board.
Only one of the positive cases was a passenger; the remaining 26 were crew members. All 27 people were vaccinated and are experiencing delicate or no signs, the country’s tourism board said.
Contact tracing was conducted, and no different positive cases were stumbled on.
There are 2,895 internet page visitors and 1,441 crew on the ship that sailed from Galveston, Texas, the tourism board said.
According to The Washington Submit, Carnival said it announced last week that there were positive cases on board but did no longer command how many cases there were at that time.
“Carnival is managing a small selection of positive COVID cases on Carnival Vista sailing out of Galveston. This regardless of all of our crew and almost all of our internet page visitors being vaccinated,” a spokesperson for Carnival Cruises said in a statement.
“We have managed the situation the usage of stringent health protocols which incorporated placing people who tested positive in isolation and shut contacts in quarantine.”
As of Saturday, all internet page visitors will probably be required to reveal proof of a negative Covid test, regardless of their vaccination status, Carnival said.
Shares of Carnival Cruises fell 2.14% on Friday, closing at $22.86.