Passengers gather on decks of the Westerdam cruise ship before disembarking on February 14, 2020, in Cambodia. Photo: Xinhua

‘Worse than an aeroplane’: how being confined to a cruise ship fuelled the coronavirus spread

  • With thousands of people confined to a space with limited airflow, cruise ships are an ‘enabling environment’ for the spread of infectious diseases
  • The air circulation on a cruise ship is worse than on a plane, where the risk of transmission falls the farther you sit from an infected person
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Passengers gather on decks of the Westerdam cruise ship before disembarking on February 14, 2020, in Cambodia. Photo: Xinhua
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