DUE TOCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: CRUISE PASSENGERS TOLD NOT TO LEAVE SHIP AFTER COVID-19 CASE

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Holidaymakers on the MSC Opera were kept on board the vessel on Wednesday after a former passenger tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.

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The Austrian national had stayed on the ship during a two-week East Mediterranean cruise in February before travelling through northern Italy, which is facing Europe’s biggest outbreak.

The company said it contacted Greek health authorities after the MSC Opera, which can carry more than 3,300 passengers and crew, arrived in the port city of Piraeus.

A spokesman for MSC Cruises told Sky News: “We requested at the same time that passengers, as a precautionary measure, remained on board while awaiting guidance from the local authorities.”

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The company said it handed over the ship’s full medical records and the medical and travel history of the former passenger who has COVID-19 to Greek authorities.

 

Ibekwe Cynthiahttp://evergreennewsonline.com
Ibekwe Cynthia .C. is a certified senior reporter/graphic designer/Advert executive at Evergreennewsonline.

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