Greek cruise claims ‘no situations of covid-19’ right after preliminary stories that crew users tested optimistic

Sandra L. Pouncy

Greek authorities confirmed Tuesday that 12 cruise ship crew customers who analyzed optimistic for coronavirus on Monday have tested detrimental in 3 subsequent tests — foremost to fears that the authentic success have been fake positives.

The Mein Schiff 6, a Maltese-flagged ship operate by Germany-primarily based TUI Cruises, established out on Sunday night along the Greek island of Crete with 922 travellers and 666 crew members. The 12 crew users in problem analyzed favourable for the virus all through a random sampling of 150 staff members. TUI Cruises claimed at the time explained they had been all asymptomatic and experienced been isolated.

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By Tuesday, the corporation said it had carried out further checks and concluded “there are no cases” of covid-19 aboard the ship. The company mentioned Greek authorities experienced furthermore confirmed their findings.

“Following a untrue alarm brought on by a report of 12 favourable take a look at effects on crew by a land-centered laboratory, a few additional tests, which includes two PCR assessments and 1 antigen test, have confirmed the success,” TUI Cruises reported in a statement.

The journey will keep on onward.

“I would like to thank all the responsible authorities for their superior and qualified cooperation in relationship with the unclear take a look at effects on board Mein Schiff 6 and I am happy that the voyage can be ongoing for all attendees tomorrow with shore excursions in Piraeus,” Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises, explained in the statement.

Earlier this year, cruise liners have been early incubators of coronavirus outbreaks. Some ships ended up as a result trapped at sea right after nations around the world refused entry amid an infection fears. The cruise business has in flip taken a large fiscal strike as its shed customers and experienced to terminate journeys.

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