Passengers disembarking a Carnival Cruise ship in Charleston, South Carolina, were not being screened for COVID-19, according to a report from ABC News 4.
The passengers were deboarding the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship in Charleston on Monday after a four-day trip in the Bahamas, according to ABC News 4 reporter Leah Uko. Those passengers reported they were not screened for temperatures or any other symptoms that could be indicative of COVID-19, according to Uko.
Last week, residents expressed concern about the cruise taking place and what measures would be taken to ensure the ship’s passengers were not exposed to the virus, according to a report by WCSC in South Carolina.
A spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Line said last week that those aboard the cruise would have their temperatures taken before they left the ship.
Carnival spokesperson Christine De La Huerta said in a statement each passenger’s temperature would be taken as they left the ship at the request of local officials.
“There are no reports of any guests or crew with influenza-like illness but we have agreed to the request as we continue to work with public health officials in a constructive manner,” De La Huerta said in a statement Sunday.
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