How are cruise lines preventing the spread of COVID-19 on board?
According to Grant Tarling, chief physician at the Carnival Corporation, there are three levels of protection on board against coronavirus outbreaks.
The first level is testing. “Testing is obviously a very sensitive and delicate method, which is why we attach great importance to it,” Grant said during the virtual conference. "But we cannot rely on just one level of protection, it is not 100% guaranteed."
The second layer of defense is monitoring specific symptoms. "COVID-19 has a wide range of symptoms, so we test them with a variety of assessments." Tarling said all guests and crew members are also required to report that they have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus. But even after all passengers and crew members pass these two levels of protection and step on board the vessel, monitoring does not stop.
“Daily body temperature checks are performed on all guests and crew - and this is another layer of protection that we have implemented on board all vessels. Moreover, we are constantly reminding us through communication channels to report any COVID-19 symptoms immediately, ”Tarling said. “There is probably no other industry in the world that has so many levels of protection. Whether it's hotels, parks, any event - whatever. I have never and nowhere seen so much concern for the health of customers and staff. "
“However,” added Tarling, “these methods do not guarantee that there will never be any more cases of coronavirus infection on the ships of the Carnival Corporation, but they guarantee very rapid detection. When you are in a place with so many different levels of protection, the risk of spreading COVID-19 is very, very low. "
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