White House sides with cruise industry after CDC order

The CDC extended its “no sail” order, which was set to expire at the end of the month and the White House blocked an extension that would’ve kept cruises docked into February.
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its no sail order which was set to expire today until the end of this month. This comes after the white house reportedly blocked an extension that would have kept cruises docked until February, cruise ships where coronavirus hot spots earlier this year and some fear it could happen again and Victor Oquendo is in Miami beach with more. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning. The CD has linked about 3700 covid-19 cases to cruise ships and while that no sail order was extended cruised are coming back much sooner than reportedly rimmed. Overnight the months' long no sail order which was set to ex-pyre went extended until Halloween. The last-second extension coming after axios admitted that they rejected the order. You have a significant density of people in a confined space and unclear how optimal ventilation is and you have crew members mixing with staff and the passengers and that's a recipe for covid-19 spread. Reporter: That no sail order causing preliminary waves in Florida, the crucial swing state dependent on tourism dollars. Republican leadership eager to see them cruising again. They could come back after October 31st, a date that its own Pam of scientists including Scott Gottlieb had already agreed to and one that can't come soon enough for the millions mining to get back on board despite the pandemic. Whatever is required, I will do to get back on a cruise ship. Reporter: Earlier coronavirus converted dozens into floating hot spots. The international association sharing part of the restart plan yet to be finalized testing for all guests and crew prior to boarding, mandatory mask wearing and social distancing and enhanced medical staffing, facilities and equipment and improved ventilation and more rigorous screening for shore excursion providers. They're already sealing overseas. Ance news with a look at cruising off the coast of Italy. Thousands on board following many of those new safety protocols. The white house did not respond to a request for a comment. Coming up next, Chrissy Teigen sharing that

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