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US News Cruise ship with a dozen cases of Covid on board docks in Athens

17:20  29 september  2020
17:20  29 september  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Un navire de croisière avec une douzaine de cas de Covid à bord accoste à Athènes © Copyright 2020, L'Obs

The first cruise ship to return to Greece from containment docked at the port of Piraeus in Athens early this Tuesday, September 29, after the discovery on board of a dozen coronavirus contaminations, announced the Greek press agency ANA.

The Maltese-flagged ship "Mein Schiff 6", operating for German tourism giant TUI, carries 922 passengers and 666 crew.

12 crew members on cruise ship sailing the Greek islands test positive for #coronavirus. The Mein Schiff 6, with 92… https://t.co/2DGzIQQdhg

—ElenaBec (@Elena Becatoros) Positive then negative tests

No one is currently allowed to disembark, while Agency staff from Public Health came on board to carry out tests.

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A dozen crew members tested positive after being tested, the Greek Coast Guard reported on Monday (September 28th). According to TUI, they were asymptomatic.

But according to Greek media on Tuesday, follow-up tests on the same crew members came back negative.

First cruise ship to return to Greek waters

The passengers were all diagnosed in good health after being tested before boarding, according to the coastguard spokeswoman.

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The cruise ship, the first to return to Greek waters since confinement at the end of March, had docked in mid-September at the Cretan port of Heraklion and had left it Sunday evening in the direction of Piraeus, the port of Athens. But he had to stop on the coast of the island of Milos on Monday, September 28, after the detection of cases of Covid-19.

Last February, it was a cruise ship, the "Diamond Princess", which had been placed in quarantine after the detection of numerous cases of the coronavirus. 700 of the 3,711 people on board had been infected with the coronavirus.

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