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CDC extends 'No Sail Order' for cruise ships through September due to ongoing coronavirus outbreaks

The ban on cruising in U.S waters has now been extended through Sept. 30
Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended its 'No Sail Order' for cruise ships through September due to ongoing coronavirus outbreaks.

The ban on cruising in U.S waters has now been extended through Sept. 30.

The original order, placed on March 13, has since been extended twice. The latest order was due to expire on July 24.

According to CDC data, there was a total of 2,973 Covid-19 or COVID-like illness cases aboard cruise ships, in addition to 34 deaths, between March 1 and July 10.

The data also showed a total of 99 outbreaks on 123 cruise ships.

The CDC says 9 ships still have ongoing or resolving COVID-19 outbreaks on board.

To read the CDC's No Sail Order, click here.