I spoke too soon!! COVID 19 reaches the Nile
We are still going if we can and things don't get worse, but I just read this in the Washington Post:
Egypt reports 12 infected passengers onboard Nile River cruise ship
Cruise ships continue to emerge as coronavirus hot spots, with Egypt reporting Friday that 12 people [all ship's staff] onboard a vessel on the Nile have tested positive. The country’s Ministry of Health said on its Facebook page that a single passenger, described as a Taiwanese tourist who had come from the United States, had tested positive after leaving the ship, which was bound from Aswan to Luxor.
Subsequent testing of those she had possible contact with revealed a dozen additional infections. The new cases were described as asymptomatic, meaning the virus was present in their bodies but they showed no symptoms. The posting said those infected were being moved to a hospital, and other passengers would be subject to two weeks of quarantine.
Cruising on the Nile has become increasingly popular as Egypt’s tourism economy has rebounded from political upheaval and terrorist attacks in recent years. Many of the itineraries are sold out for the coming summer season, according to industry reports.
The cruise ship, named River, was NOT an Oberoi/Tauck boat.