Thirty-six crew test positive for coronavirus on Norwegian cruise ship

Elias Hubbard
August 2, 2020

At least 33 crew members confined on a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus, the company Hurtigruten said today.

Among the infected on board the "MS Roald Amundsen" are three people from Germany, France and Norway, all others are Filipino citizens, said a spokesman for the city of Tromsö on Saturday.

All 160 crew members on the Roald Amundsen have been quarantined on the ship, while the 177 passengers - all of whom have already disembarked - are being contacted by telephone and are being told to self-isolate, operator Hurtigruten said. You were taken to a hospital.

"The four crew members were isolated several days ago due to another illness, without symptoms of COVID-19".

The passenger ship's deck in the North Norwegian Tromsø anchor and become isolated, the passengers were not on Board.

"As part of the infection tracking, Hurtigruten has been made aware that a guest from the previous sailing after returning home has tested positive for COVID-19", the release said. There were no suspected corona cases among the passengers, the company said.

During the cruise, passengers were frequently instructed to socially distance in order to reduce the risk of disease, said one passenger, Line Miriam Haugan, a former junior minister at Norway's Ministry of Health. Your test results are still pending. But there will only be security after all tests have been carried out.

Norway has had 9,217 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 255 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. The total number of deaths from the virus in the Scandinavian country rose to 256.

At the beginning of the pandemic, thousands of passengers were stranded on cruise ships for weeks in Asia, the United States and South America, causing many operators to cancel cruises for the foreseeable future. Numerous shipping companies, including the Hurtigruten, had temporarily stopped their trips in March.

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