It’s been two months since the cruise industry closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than 100,000 workers are still trapped on ships, with many going unpaid.
According to the Miami Herald, crew members don’t know when they’ll be able to go home. While cruises allowed most passengers to disembark the ships, employees have been left stranded with the virus still making its way through the ships.
At least 578 employees have tested positive for coronavirus, and seven have died. The outlet also reports that at least two crew members have taken their own lives.
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More than 100,000 crew members remain trapped on cruise ships two months after the industry shut down due to repeated COVID-19 outbreaks on ships.
Many do not know when or how they will get home to their families. https://t.co/aL5O5Hmwu9
— Taylor Dolven (@taydolven) May 17, 2020