COVID-positive passenger on Genting Cruise Lines' ship World Dream

   July 15, 2021 ,   Accidents

Singapore's tourism board announced on Wednesday, July 14, that a Genting Cruise Lines-operated ship operating a cruise to nowhere had sailed back to homeport after a 40-year-old male was suspected to have contracted COVID-19.

The man had been "identified as a close contact of a confirmed case on land, and was immediately isolated as part of onboard health protocols." 

The board added that the passenger had taken a PCR test onboard, tested positive, and was conveyed to a hospital for further testing in order to confirm the result. 

The guest's 3 traveling companions were identified and also isolated. They have tested negative for COVID and further contact tracing was done. 

All leisure activities aboard MS World Dream ship had ceased and guests had been asked to stay in cabins until test results are received and contact tracing was complete. 

World Dream left Singapore on Sunday, July 11, for a 4-day cruise. 

For more World Dream accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.