According to CDC germs and viruses sticks to surfaces fo 48 hours. How about giving ships a rest for at least 24 hrs in between sailing instead of rushing people out at the end of cruise and boarding new passengers again at 12 noon.Remember most passengers are seniors and very susceptible to any infections. I hope you will consider my suggestions.
Suggestion to help prevent spread of infection on the ship
That's a great suggestion indeed! Stay safe everyone.
Great idea, and the passengers can add on to this by practicing good hygiene. One of the ways that the virus is spread is through touch. Anyone can be a carrier, even without knowing it. So let's say, one person who is a carrier and doesn't know it sneezes and doesn't wash their hands before shaking hands with another healthy person. That healthy person now could contract the virus and spread it to others.
I had heard that on the Diamond Princess on non sterilized surfaces the virus RNA was found 17 days after passengers were off the ship. This was a USA Today article..
wash hands, leave clothes on the balcony.