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Norway hits cruises with restrictions after virus outbreak

5 Aug 2020 02:16:47


Norway on Monday announced restrictions on cruises along its coast after dozens were infected with coronavirus on board a ship, as operator Hurtigruten apologized for "mistakes" in infection control.

Ships bearing more than 100 people -- including crew -- will be barred from stopping off or disembarking passengers in Norwegian ports for at least two weeks, Health Minister Bent Hoie said in a press conference.

The decision, which excludes ferries, will affect half a dozen companies with disembarkation permits.

Hurtigruten itself had said all its so-called "expedition" trips will be suspended after a cluster of cases focused on one vessel.

Read full story: thejakartapost.com

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