The primary cruise ship to cruise in Greece post-Covid lockdown had to moor Tuesday after 12 group tried positive for the disease, nearby authorities said.
The Maltese-hailed Mein Schiff 6 set sail from Heraklion in Crete Sunday night yet its excursion was stopped after the “hazy positive COVID-19 tests” from 12 of the 666 team ready, as indicated by Agence France-Presse.
The positive cases, in any case, were later “distinguished as negative” in two rounds of follow-up tests after neighborhood wellbeing specialists boarded the docked cruiser, TUI Cruises said.
The 12 group individuals and 24 other people who had been in contact with them stayed in detachment anticipating further test outcomes, the cruise said — with every one of the 922 travelers likewise compelled to remain on the ship, which moored in Piraeus.
By Tuesday morning, the evidently sure individuals had gone through two tests — the initial a PCR test managed by the cruise line and afterward a fast antigen test by Greek specialists, as indicated by USA Today. The last showed the main test may have been a bogus positive.
Greek authorities likewise regulated another PCR tests and aftereffects of that are normal by Tuesday night, the cruise line’s representative, Godja Sönnichsen, revealed to USA Today.
“On account of the broad cleanliness measures and freedom administers ready, there is no purpose behind visitors and group to stress,” said Sönnichsen.
On the off chance that Greek specialists give the all-reasonable, the ship will proceed with its arranged journey, which incorporates an outing toward the western island of Corfu.
The cruise business has endured a significant shot from the pandemic, with probably the most punctual enormous bunches of COVID-19 happening on board cruise ships.
Mein Schiff 6 was the first to re-visitation of Greek waters after lockdown estimates forced in March, AFP said.