Disney Cruise Line Passenger Tests Positive for COVID-19, Disney Denies Knowledge


A woman who was recently a passenger Disney Cruise ship has tested positive for Coronavirus, but Disney denies knowledge of her diagnosis.

The Mississippi woman and her daughter had gone on a Disney Wonder cruise to Mexico on Feb. 27, boarding the ship in New Orleans and returning to the same port on March 2.

The woman felt ill at church and underwent testing on March 12. Initially it was listed as a case there from out of state, the church said. Her diagnosis was announced on the church’s Facebook page.

The woman told the Sun Herald that Disney officials called her at home regarding her diagnosis. She claims to have received the call after one of her children called Disney Cruise Line to report her mother’s condition.

However, a Disney spokesperson denies they were contacted.

From The Sun Herald

In response to questions from the Sun Herald, Cynthia Martinez, director of communications and public relations for Disney Cruise Line, responded by saying, “We have not been notified by public health officials of any COVID-19 cases related to our ships.”

The Sun Herald reached out again to clarify if the Cruise Line had spoken to the South Mississippi patient or simply was saying it had not heard of the diagnosis from officials with the Health Department or Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

So far, no one has responded to the request for additional information.

Disney Cruise Line has suspended sailings until at least April 12. It will be a matter of time to see if others who sailed on the Disney Wonder Feb. 27 – March 2 also test positive for COVID-19.

[Source: The Sun Herald]

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