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'Cruise To Nowhere' Returns To Singapore Early After Positive Coronavirus Test
Royal Caribbean said that a guest on the Quantum of the Seas, shown here Wednesday in Singapore, tested positive for coronavirus after checking in with its medical team.
The ship returned to port in accordance with government protocols.
The incident highlights the difficulties cruise lines face as they cope with a pandemic that has decimated the industry and complicated any plans for a return to their core business.
But during the trip, he told medical staff he was experiencing diarrhea, prompting a new polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test on board the ship, which came back positive.
But Quantum of the Seas resumed sailing last week, promising an "Ocean Getaway" of three or four nights.
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