Florida files suit against CDC orders for cruise

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The state of Florida sued President Joe Biden’s administration in federal court on Thursday seeking to block the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) decision to prevent the US cruise industry from immediately resuming operations paused for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The suit asks the court to issue an injunction barring enforcement of the CDC’s order and to quickly lift a “nationwide lockdown” on the industry in place since March 2020. Florida’s ports have suffered a decline in operating revenue of almost $300 million since the pandemic started.  CDC has issued new guidance to the cruise industry, a necessary step before passenger voyages can resume, but did not set a date for resuming cruises.

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