Two passengers who shared a room onboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Millennium ship, which was carrying solely absolutely vaccinated passengers and crew, have examined positive for COVID-19, the cruise line said in a statement.
The checks got here again positive throughout end-of-cruise testing, which is accomplished 72-hours earlier than returning to the United States, Celebrity Cruises spokesperson Jonathon Fishman advised USA TODAY.
All passengers have been required to indicate proof of vaccination along with a detrimental COVID-19 test inside a 72-hour interval earlier than the ship departed from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten Saturday. The vessel is presently docked in Curaço and the passengers who examined positive stay on board in isolation, Fishman mentioned. The ship will return to St. Maarten this Saturday to disembark.
“The individuals are asymptomatic and currently in isolation and being monitored by our medical team,” Celebrity’s assertion learn. “We are conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all close contacts and closely monitoring the situation.”
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