By Chris King • 13 January 2022 • 17:46
Cruise ship disembarks 54 Covid infected crew in Palma de Mallorca.
image: creative commons - Ralf Roletschek
A total of 54 crew members infected with coronavirus had to disembark from a cruise ship that docked in the port of Palma de Mallorca this morning, Thursday, January 13. The ship was making its scheduled stop at the popular Balearic island of Mallorca.
A spokesperson for the Government Delegation in the Balearic Islands confirmed this incident to Europa Press. It was also confirmed that no passengers were affected, thanks to the ‘bubble group’ system operated by the ship.
As reported by the spokesperson, all of the crew members who have tested positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. They have subsequently been transferred to the Bellver ‘bridge hotel’, where they will undergo the mandatory quarantine period. The 54 crew members tested positive for Covid after a routine health check on board the cruise ship.
This is the second time in January that a cruise ship has had to disembark people infected with coronavirus in the port of Palma. Last January 7, fifteen people had to be removed from another vessel, as reported by diariodemallorca.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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