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Family of dead crew member with coronavirus sues Royal Caribbean

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Posted at 7:16 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 07:16:00-04

MIAMI, Fla. — The family of a cruise crew member who died after testing positive for COVID-19 has filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises saying the company failed to protect its employees.

The wrongful death case filed in circuit court in Miami says 27-year-old Pujiyoko suffered from flu-like symptoms but was not tested for six days.

The Indonesian man was disembarked in a life boat seven days after first reporting to the Symphony of the Seas’ medical facility.

The lawsuit argues Royal Caribbean failed to follow virus guidelines allowing crew parties and buffets.