Coronavirus Found on Diamond Princess Surfaces 17 Days Later

Coronavirus stays on surfaces far longer than scientists first thought. Traces of coronavirus remained inside cabins of the Diamond Princess for more than two weeks after the 3,711 passengers and crew were removed, according to alarming new research.

A report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Monday traces of the coronavirus is found in cabins on the stricken cruise ship 17 days after they were abandoned. More than five times longer than it was believed at first. Scientists had initially claimed the potentially deadly bug live two to three days on some surfaces.

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InterPlex Commitment to Our Customers

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on our daily lives. As we all continue through these unprecedented challenges, we want you to know that InterPlex is here for you during the Covid-19 outbreak. Steps we are taking:

1. Staying up to date with local rules and regulations about lock-downs and curfews.

2. Monitoring our Chauffeurs’ health conditions and screening them on a daily bases.

3. Deep cleaning and Disinfecting vehicles.

4. Providing on-board sanitizers, gloves, and other protective gear.

5. Networking with other small businesses, restaurants, and stores to assist with deliveries.

6. Offering service / donating to health institutions and their patients.

Thank you for being an InterPlex customer and for the trust you place in us every day. We are here to help!

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Returns to Port Due to Engine Issue

Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas canceled its cruise due to an engine issue, shortly after the vessel left its home port in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. As a result, the ship had to return to the port and cancel the trip, which included a call to Bermuda. Grandeur of the Seas is over 73,800 gross tons and has a guest capacity of 1,900 at double occupancy.

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Allure of the Seas to Get a Huge $165 Million Makeover

Royal Caribbean is planning a two-month, $165 million overhaul of Allure of the Seas in spring 2020. The makeover will give the ship some of the same iconic features as the other three Oasis-class ships.

The overhaul includes the 10-story dry slide The Ultimate Abyss and The Perfect Storm, which is a trio of water slides with see-through panels so you can enjoy the views as you go down. The record-breaking slides already exist on sister ships Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas, which are both based in the US.

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Trump Admin Bans Cruises from Traveling to Cuba

The U.S. government imposed new restrictions on Americans going to Cuba, banning the most common way Americans travel to the island. The ban was announced Tuesday as a part of a new series of travel-related sanctions.

Beginning on Wednesday, тhe Trump administration will not allow group educational and cultural trips to the island unless they were booked before June 5, the Treasury Department said in an official statement. Nor will it permit cruises, private yachts or fishing vessels to stop in Cuba. Group people-to-people trips have become the most popular form of U.S. leisure travel to the island, bringing more than 142,000 people in the first four months of the year that is more than a 300% increase over the same period last year.

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