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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 03:29 PM

50,000 cruise passengers may have been in contact with coronavirus-infected workers

The dock workers infected by coronavirus at Port Everglades might have come into contact with more than 50,000 Princess Cruises travelers over three weeks. Three of the first four people to test positive for the virus in Broward County work for Metro Cruise Services, which provides guest services for arriving and departing cruise passengers.

And chances are good that passengers of five Princess Cruises ships encountered at least one of Metro Cruise Services’ 150 local employees before or after any of 11 voyages that departed the port’s Terminals 2, 4 or 19 over 24 days beginning Feb. 12. In a statement released Tuesday evening, Metro Cruise Services president Anthony Newman said the infected employees were all part-time workers who provided services to cruise travelers through the boarding process.

Metro Cruise Services workers greet newly arriving cruisers at the terminal, help guide them to the check-in counter, answer questions, validate tickets and credentials, and even fetch wheelchairs. At the end of the cruise, they help travelers find their luggage, guide them to their car or shuttle, and help figure out where their hotels are.

Newman’s statement said the three infected workers worked at “various” cruise terminals. If operating at full capacity, the five Princess ships that departed the port 11 times between Feb. 12 and March 6 carried 51,258 passengers and crew members on voyages of various lengths.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-coronovirus-metro-services-everglades-20200310-ocpt7i4jrzhdfkd5ilbp6sypte-story.html

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left-of-center2012 Mar 11 OP
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 03:43 PM

1. Irrelevant

If they’re not tested, they’re not sick. And their numbers don’t count. Donald trump told me, so it’s true.

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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 03:51 PM

2. Good god!







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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 03:59 PM

3. What is it with Princess

Japan was Princess. California was Princess. Fort Lauderdale was Princess. Now this.

I don't recall a single incident involving another brand

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:01 PM

4. In Florida

full of retirees. I have a very bad feeling about this.

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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:14 PM

5. A friend of the family is on a cruise around south america. They have been

using only their own cabin washroom and have been washing their hands like crazy. I hope the cruise ships in more pandemic areas have been issuing the same protocols and been open about the danger to their passengers. Pence seemed very concerned about the cruise ship industry in one of his briefings last week. I hope they care about their passengers and realize that transparency is the best plan forward, for business, if not their souls.

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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:21 PM

6. Don't worry, they were only handling that All-You-Can-Eat Peel-Your-Own Shrimp Buffet!🍤☣️🍤

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