With global travel at standstill and their borders effectively, Singaporeans are desperate to get a break.
So when the offer of “cruises to nowhere” – that’s a round trip over a few days at sea but no stops anywhere – came up, many jumped at the chance.
The initial trips have been a big hit, but then a passenger tested positive mid-cruise, forcing a ship to turn back early.
It turned out to be a false alarm, and a false positive. But, the operators say, the swift reaction shows the system is working.
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