Monday, March 9, 2020

Local health departments ask passengers of Egypt Nile River cruise to self-quarantine, contact local health department

The Houston Health Department, Harris County Public Health and Fort Bend County Health and Human Services ask any local residents who recently traveled to Egypt and took a Nile River cruise to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days and contact their local health department.
On March 5, 2020 the M.S. A'sara cruise traveling to and from Aswan, Egypt was quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure. Local health department officials are seeking M.S. A'sara passengers from the Greater Houston area who traveled on the cruise line from February 12 to March 5, 2020 because they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

If you or your family traveled on the M.S. A'sara cruise (traveling to and from Aswan, Egypt) during the dates in question, please self-quarantine and contact your local health department. Currently, only passengers on the M.S. A'sara cruise need to contact their local health department.