A top-luxury cruise ship in Saudi Arabia returned to port after a suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19) case was detected onboard.
Silversea Cruises' superyacht Silver Spirit initially set sail last Thursday, September 3, from the sea port of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC, located along the Red Sea coast, around 100 km north of Jeddah) carrying guests on the Kingdom’s first recreational voyages.
The management of MS Silver Spirit has confirmed the existence of a suspected COVID-19 case in a woman who had been isolated in the wings designated for those onboard who show signs of the virus.
The vessel was scheduled to end her cruise Sunday morning, September 6, but returned to King Abdullah Port KAEC on Saturday, September 5, in order to ensure the safety of its passengers. Reports that all travellers will be isolated were not correct. There was no isolation and the case of Coronavirus hasn't been confirmed.
Silver Spirit’s passenger capacity was kept during the voyage to 75% to ensure proper social distancing. Extensive Coronavirus testing was carried out before any passengers could board the ship.
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