The liner which left homeport Savona Italy on May 1 with a total of 1613 guests arrived at Port Cagliari Sardinia. Strict measures were immediately taken to contain the virus. The traveller was placed in solitary confinement.
Costa Cruises revealed that additional tests were carried out in the middle of the sailing as a precaution to those provided before boarding. The company tracked the positive guest's contacts onboard, which were also placed in isolation and subjected to further tests which gave negative results.
The positive passenger, in agreement with the health authorities, was disembarked in Port Civitavecchia-Rome and then returned home by protected transport.
3 close contacts, travel companions of the positive guest, will disembark in Lazio port for the return home.
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