Mexican authorities Friday banned a cruise ship from docking off the coast of Cozumel Island, citing Ebola concerns.
The move came a day after neighbouring Belize denied entry to one of the passengers, a Dallas woman who may have come in contact with the virus through laboratory work, Xinhua reported citing local media.
Local port authorities in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, said Mexico was implementing the necessary international health protocols, following a health alert issued by Belize.
“We woke up to several international notifications, and even though the (Ebola) case is not confirmed, the state health ministry in coordination with the municipality and port captaincy made the decision” to deny docking, Mexico’s El Universal news website cited the municipal president of Cozumel, Freddy Marrufo, as saying.
Cruise operator Carnival Cruise Lines said the passenger was in isolation on the ship, though she has shown no symptoms of the disease, and poses no threat to other passengers.
On Wednesday, the cruise company was notified of the potential health risk by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who said the woman supervised the laboratory at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where patient Thomas Duncan had been treated before dying of the disease.
more recommended stories
Semarnat opens constitutional dispute against urban center in Holbox
The Secretariat of Environment and Natural.
New Chichén Itzá virtual tour
Google digitized several historical landmarks and.
OPINION: Campaign against “Noise” in Mérida Centro could have an electoral purpose
According to medium.com, the conflict generated.
3 Mexican film students caught in gang turf battle end up murdered
Three vanished film students whose case.
Chichen Itza and beyond: Mayan ruins in Yucatan, Mexico
According to CNN, Mexico is the North.
Vegans make public demonstration in downtown Merida
On Saturday April 14, activists of.
Valladolid highlights the wealth of Yucatan
The artisanal, cultural, gastronomic, architectural and.
Cuxtal Ecological Reserve: a place to spend a fantastic weekend with family and friends
The city of Mérida has a.
“I would like to see a safer Mexico”, Roberta Jacobson
“The bilateral relationship of Mexico and.
La Plancha, a historical opportunity for “La Blanca Mérida”
Residents of the neighborhoods near to.