With 922 passengers and 666 crew onboard, TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 6 docked at the port of Piraeus (Athens), Greece early Tuesday, September 29. A repeat test for 12 crew was COVID-negative, the Greek health ministry announced.
While the tests performed earlier in a Heraklion-based private laboratory showed that 12 out of 150 crew were positive, repeat PCR tests were performed onboard the liner, and the results turned out to be negative. The health officials collected samples for molecular testing. The results are expected to confirm the crew were not carriers of Coronavirus.
TUI Cruises revealed that none of the 12 crew had symptoms. As a precautionary measure and in accordance with the processes for resuming cruises that were agreed with the Greek authorities, the 12 crew concerned plus 24 (Contact Group 1) crew (all COVID-19 negative) were immediately isolated onboard on Monday, September 28.
As soon as approval of the authorities in Greece is given, the voyage is to continue as planned.
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