Unhappy with the CDC's guidelines, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy wrote in the statement the company "may have no choice" but to move ships outside of all of its US ports in order to resume operations.
"We know that this is very disappointing to our guests who continue to be eager to sail, and we remain committed to working with the Administration and the CDC to find a workable solution that best serves the interest of public health," said Duffy.
The CDC's "Conditional Sailing Order," which remains in effect until November 1, 2021, now requires cruise lines to implement new testing routines of the ship's crew and passengers as well as new vaccination strategies in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
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One local resident is bringing the nightlife of Toronto to your screens, but not in the way you might think.
Jason Leaver, a local filmmaker, is taking on the task of creating a raccoon video game that lets you experience the life of a trash panda in the 6ix.
In clips of the game, which he calls Trash Panda, Leaver showcases how you can walk down the streets of the city and knock over trash bins throughout the night, which is every raccoon's dream.
"The idea [for Trash Panda] struck me one evening when I was taking out the trash! I think earlier that day I was playing around that fantastic raccoon character asset that I purchased quite some time ago. So, when garbage night and a cute animated raccoon came together in my mind, it felt like a eureka moment," Leaver continued.
The game, which he hopes could be out in time for summer, was partly inspired by Reaver's own run-ins with the city's infamous critters. When asked about his experience with the Toronto animals, Leaver told Narcity that his "daughter's favourite one is probably the time a mother raccoon and her two cubs took up residence under her treehouse."
While it is still in the works, Leaver states he wants to make it as "Toronto as it can be."
Thousands of Canadians — including Jagmeet Singh — are calling for a delay in a Filipino health worker's deportation until after he gets his second COVID-19 vaccine.
Carlo Escario has worked directly with COVID-19 patients in the ICU at Toronto General throughout the pandemic, according to a petition on his behalf, but he's set to be deported on Thursday, May 13, because he failed to disclose that he had a wife and a child in the Philippines in his 2010 permanent residence application.
Carlo Escario served Canadians in a time of crisis.
He put his life at risk.
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In an article in the Toronto Star, Escario says he understands he has to leave Canada but he hopes to be able to stay until June 22, when he'll be fully vaccinated. Over 7,500 people have signed a petition calling for a deportation delay for the "healthcare hero" and several politicians are speaking out on social media.
"Carlo Escario served Canadians in a time of crisis. He put his life at risk," Jagmeet Singh tweeted on May 12. "Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government must show compassion - halt the deportation - and, allow him to receive his second dose of the vaccine."
Narcity reached out to the Prime Minister's office for comment but did not hear back before publication.