U.S. CDC investigating nearly 70 cruise ships hit by COVID-19 cases

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Dec 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday it was investigating nearly 70 cruise ships after reports of COVID-19 cases on board, as the Omicron variant upended holiday travel over the Christmas weekend.

The CDC said COVID-19 cases on 68 ships had met its threshold for an investigation.

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Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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