Genova – Un passeggero austriaco sbarcato a Genova lo scorso 28 febbraio, e immediatamente rientrato al proprio domicilio, è stato trovato positivo ieri al Coronavirus. L’uomo era reduce da una crociera di 11 giorni nel Mediterraneo orientale a bordo di Msc Opera.
Per questo motivo oggi i passeggeri della nave, che si trovava ad Atene, sono stati fatti risalire a bordo in collaborazione con le autorità greche.
Questa la nota diffusa da Msc Crociere: “Health Authorities in Austria today informed us that a passenger of Austrian nationality, who had cruised with us on MSC Opera in the East Mediterranean from 17 to 28 February, tested positive yesterday, 3 March, for COVID-19. This passenger returned directly to Austria through northern Italy on 28 February immediately after disembarking from his cruise in Genoa, Italy.
MSC Opera earlier today arrived in Piraeus, Greece, and we promptly informed the Greek Health Authorities about this reported case and asked for their guidelines. We requested at the same time that passengers, as a precautionary measure, remained on board while awaiting guidance from the local authorities.
We shared with the local health authorities the ship’s full medical records as well as the medical and travel history records of the former Austrian passenger.
The Greek health authorities gave MSC Opera permission around 13:00 CET to sail from Piraeus, Greece, and continue its journey to its next scheduled port in Corfu, Greece. No additional health measures were required to be taken and the ship is currently sailing as planned. There are no passengers or crew members currently on board the ship who have reported any flu-like symptoms. The health and safety of our passengers and crew will always remain our top priority”.