7 passengers test COVID-19 positive on Costa Cruises' Costa Diadema

   October 16, 2020 ,   Accidents

Seven passengers on Costa Diadema tested COVID-positive after disembarking in Palermo, Sicily Italy.

The passengers had already left the ship and then tested positive for COVID notwithstanding that all guests were required to undergo “swab testing” before boarding and then once the voyage was over according to the regulations.

Earlier this week, the Italian health authorities requested that all crew on the Costa Cruises ship undergo swab testing after Diadema was in homeport Genoa

After the crew reportedly tested negative, Costa Diadema set sail on a Mediterranean voyage. However, on Thursday Costa Cruises announced that it had decided to terminate the current cruise of Diadema “in consideration of the epidemiological situation in France.”

No mention was made of the former guests who previously tested positive.

Costa Diadema is currently at Genoa, the port of arrival of her itinerary, from where she is expected to leave for a Mediterranean cruise on Friday, October 16.

For more Costa Diadema accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.