After the arrival of 3 cruise ships to Huatulco Oaxaca, they carry out SSO health surveillance actions


In adherence to the biosafety protocols established by the Federal Ministry of Health, only those who are asymptomatic with a negative test for Covid-19 disembark.

The Oaxaca Health Services (SSO) reported that they are implementing health surveillance actions after the arrival of three cruise ships to Bahías de Huatulco in recent days.

This, they pointed out, in adherence to national and international biosafety protocols established by the Federal Ministry of Health; therefore, only those who are asymptomatic with a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 disembark.

The institution highlighted that the first cruise ship that arrived on the coasts of Oaxaca was The World, from Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, with 85 passengers and 269 crew members; the second MV Seabourn Ovation from Miami, Florida, with 426 passengers and 420 crew members, and the most recent, the Zuiderdam that sailed from San Diego, California, with 893 passengers and 735 crew members. 

The Chief of the SSO Epidemiology Unit, Yuko Nakamura López, said that this international epidemiological surveillance was carried out in coordination with the Costa Sanitary Jurisdiction number four, in accordance with the International Health Regulations.

“This, in order to carry out comprehensive supervision to identify, control and prevent diseases, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus among passengers and crew of vessels, as well as prevent outbreaks in the local population where they have docked, as is the case in Santa Cruz Huatulco, “he said.

Huatulco recibe dos cruceros en el Puerto de Santa Cruz -

He indicated that, after the arrival of these boats, the SSO staff has provided informative talks to foreign tourists, emphasizing that they will be able to carry out their tourist activities with respect to the basic prevention measures established, such as the case of correct use of the masks, frequent handwashing with soap and water or 70% alcohol-based and keeping a healthy distance.

Nakamura López stressed that the procedure to follow, in the event that people traveling on cruise ships show symptoms of Covid-19 or a positive test for this disease, is to provide them with the required medical care, while asymptomatic people or people with symptoms Mild will be kept in preventive quarantine, likewise, those that manifest serious symptoms will be treated in hospitals.

It is noteworthy that the International Health Regulations (RSI) is a legally binding instrument that covers measures to prevent the international spread of infectious diseases, protect against such spread, control it, and provide a public health response and avoiding it. unnecessary interference in international trade and traffic.


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