Carnival Cruise Line executives knew about the deadly novel coronavirus but failed to stop sailing or take adequate steps to protect passengers from its spread, according to an April 16 online report by Bloomberg titled “Socially Distance This.”
The news agency said more than 1,500 people on Carnival’s cruise ships have been diagnosed with coronavirus and dozens have died.
Covid-19 Outbreak on the Grand Princess and Diamond Princess
Carnival first communicated news about Covid-19 to passengers on its Grand Princess cruise ship on March 4 in a letter slipped under passenger cabin doors, Bloomberg reported. The letter announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had started to investigate “a small cluster” of coronavirus cases in California that might have been connected to the cruise ship, according to the report. Continue reading