Well, the coronavirus has certainly taken a toll on everyone and the businesses have been affected on a larger scale. With very few flights operating, the carriers have been facing loss and the unemployment issue is surging due to no work or economic slowdown. People have been quarantining since the outbreak of coronavirus and the governments have been trying to put a curb on the spread of the novel pandemic. In order to curtail down the spread and take necessary precautions, the Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has announced that cruise ships with more than 100 passengers wouldn’t be allowed in the vicinity to sail till February last, 2021.
The information was also posted on Transport Canada’s social media account which read, “Due to #COVID!9, Canada has extended the temporary ban of cruise ships with more than 100 overnight guests in Canadian waters until February 28, 2021. Find out how we’re keeping Canada’s transportation system safe.”
Marc Garneau also said in a statement, “As Canadians are doing their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada is working hard to ensure Canada’s transportation system remains safe. The extension of these temporary measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in Canada reflects our ongoing work with all levels of government, transportation industry stakeholders, and Indigenous peoples to help ensure appropriate measures are in place.”
The announcement also mentioned that the ships are requested to follow or adhere to provincial, territorial, local, and regional policies if they wish to operate in the areas or in the proximity of the areas mentioned.