Be calm, says CLIA

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JOEL Katz, Cruise Lines In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion (CLIA) MD Aus­trala­sia, has urged the in­dus­try to dis­re­gard sen­sa­tional main­stream me­dia re­port­ing around coro­n­avirus on cruise ships, say­ing that apart from Di­a­mond Princess in Ja­pan, “it is important to re­mem­ber there are no con­firmed cases on any other cruise ship world­wide”.

In an ex­clu­sive opinion piece pub­lished in to­day’s Cruise Weekly, Katz noted that the global cruise sec­tor had moved quickly and de­ci­sively in re­sponse to the virus, with mea­sures put in place to en­sure the health and safety of pas­sen­gers and crew re­main the top pri­or­ity.

This should re­as­sure pas­sen­gers and the in­dus­try, he said - more in to­day’s is­sue of Cruise Weekly.

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