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Brazil’s health regulator warns against cruises due to Covid-19 risk; sector reacts

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) on Sunday, January 2, issued a statement advising passengers against boarding cruise ships in the coming days. The recommendation is due to the recent sharp rise in Covid-19 cases on ships.

According to the regulator, in the case of the MSC Splendida, over 3,000 passengers were prevented from boarding this Sunday, due to the presence of community transmission among the cruise ship's crew and occupants.

In the note, ANVISA reinforced the "urgency to immediately suspend the cruise ship season in Brazil."

"Despite the agency's efforts in . . .

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