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United States opens investigation into Carnival on coronavirus

United States opens investigation into Carnival on coronavirus

The United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has opened an inquiry on various company ships into Carnival Corporation concerning coronavirus.

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In A letter sent to the President and CEO of Carnival Corporation, Arnold Donald, asked for various documents when voicing concern about the handling of the incidents by Carnival.

The letter came from the president of the committee, Peter DeFazio, the Oregon Democrat; and Sean Maloney, a New York Democrat and member of the committee on maritime transportation.

The committee is demanding that Carnival turn over numerous documents related to the outbreaks and the response of the company.

In a recent Bloomberg article, committee members cited "disturbing" findings in a letter from the Carnival.

Carnival has two weeks to provide:

  • A copy of the fleet-wide outbreak prevention and response plans.
  • All records, from all employees, referencing COVID-19 or coronavirus at Carnival Corp.'s office in Miami.
  • All records prepared, written, or approved by any ship’s officer, or medical or health care related staff that reference or discuss COVID-19 or coronavirus.
  • All communications between crew members, ship's officers, medical staff with the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Coast Guard, the California Department of Public Health or the Florida Department of Public Health from all Carnival Corp. ships discussing or referencing COVID-19 or coronavirus.
  • All correspondence between Carnival Corp. employees at the Carnival headquarters and those onboard ships.

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