In a press release on March 19, cruise ship operator Carnival Corporation (CCL 7.64%) (CUK 7.68%) offered its ships to governments around the world for use as hospitals. The offer is for non-COVID-19 patients, as COVID-19 patients strain existing hospital resources. Available ships come from several Carnival-owned lines, including its Carnival Cruise and Princess Cruises lines.
Current data from the World Health Organization shows that most countries have at least one reported case of COVID-19, meaning there are plenty which could be interested in Carnival's offer.
A practical solution
This offer from Carnival could be crucial for health officials trying to control the spread of the pandemic. According to the