Covid, cruise ship with 150 passengers on board positive results in Genoa | Sky TG24

Covid, cruise ship with 150 passengers on board positive results in Genoa | Sky TG24
Covid, cruise ship with 150 passengers on board positive results in Genoa | Sky TG24

Large numbers refer to the outbreak discovered today. One hundred and fifty passengers, mostly Italians, tested positive for Covid. They were all on the cruise ship MSC Grandiosa and coming from Marseille and arriving this morning at 8 in port. After the swabs carried out on board before landing they were isolated in the respective cabins awaiting the Maritime Health Intervention (Usmaf), the shipping company, the Port Authority and the Regional Civil Protection.

The return to their homes


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In the meantime, the procedure for the return home of Italian passengers with positive results has been started, which will take place on protected vehicles at the expense of the shipping company. Foreigners, on the other hand, will be placed in an RSA in Genoa. If the places in the Genoese territorial structure run out, the remaining positive foreign tourists will be welcomed in an RSA in Piedmont.

In the meantime, the cruise ship, which was supposed to leave for Civitavecchia at 5pm where a second landing was scheduled, will not be able to leave Genoa before a complete sanitation.

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“The positive cases – explains Msc – were detected during the numerous checks carried out by the Company, provided for in the rigorous ‘Safety and Health Protocol’ of MSC Cruises. Most of them are asymptomatic and no one needs hospitalization” .

“The identification of some isolated cases – says a spokesman for the company – demonstrates, once again, the validity of our protocol. The protocol provides, among the numerous measures, the vaccination of all passengers and the entire crew, which it is also regularly tested every two days, while cruise passengers are swab at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the cruise.

Physical distancing is also in force on the ship, in addition to the obligation to wear a mask and the continuous sanitization of the environments and contact surfaces. “


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