According to Greek authorities, 12 crew members at their Maltese-flagged cruise ship tested positive and created a coronavirus outbreak. They carried more than 1,500 people to the Greek island on tour. The entire group of people has now been isolated.
The ship was Mein Schiff 6 and operated by the TUI Cruises. The trip started from Heraklion, which is a southern island of Crete. The ship had 922 passengers and more than 666 crew members. The ship was to sail to Piraeus, which the main port of Athens and also the country. It was later changed to the western island. Corfu.
Coronavirus outbreak at Greece cruise ship
There were sample tests done on 150 crew members, and out of them, 12 turned positive. All of them were asymptomatic as well. The passenger went through tests before boarding the ship.
The health authorities of Greece said that the ship was to arrive at Piraeus last Tuesday. After it reached, a team from the National Public Health Organization re-tested the cases that came positive. They also thoroughly checked the people who showed symptoms.
As of now, Greece has a total of 19,346 cases and 398 deaths. There is an average of around 200-300 cases of new cases every day. The population of the country is around 10 million.