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US Navy School closed after third COVID-19 case

The Training Support Command (TSC) San Diego reported its closure on March 14, after a third Sailor had been positively tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Specifically, the school stated that a sailor from USS Essex that was attending a course at Training Support Command (TSC) San Diego tested positive for COVID-19.

Virgin Voyages postpone Miami launch ceremony for Scarlet Lady

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Virgin Voyages cruise line announced that it is postponing the Miami launch celebration for its first vessel, Scarlet Lady, until a future date is decided. The ship arrived at Port Miami on March 7 and activities were to take place next week. Yet, given the severity of the situation, the company decided otherwise.

US suspends all travel from Europe amid COVID-19 pandemic

Following the WHO declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday suspension of all travel from 26 European countries to the United States for the next 30 days, in an effort to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. 

US considers discouraging cruise trips amid COVID-19 rise

In light of the increased cases the US has to deal with, it is reported that the US is discussing about ways to discourage US travellers from taking cruises, as part of Trump’s administration efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Department of State’s Travel issues coronavirus advisory

In light of the coronavirus situation, the US Department of State’s Travel issued an advisory, giving its recommendations to the region’s citizens in order to be protected. For the records, several organizations, such as the Standard Club or the ITF have also published guidelines, focusing on how to deal with the virus.

Hospital ship USNS Comfort starts medical service in Costa Rica

Senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort, along with host, US diplomatic and partner nation representatives attended an opening ceremony to mark the start of the vessel’s medical mission stop in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on July 23. 

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