A hundred infected on MSC Grandiosa: they are all asymptomatic, the cruise does not stop

The passengers are almost all asymptomatic, and none have been transported to the hospital. According to the protocol, they were all isolated waiting to disembark and reach their homes

MSC Grandiosa

Genoa – About a hundred passengers infected by Covid-19: for this reason they will be disembarked today in Genoa (about forty) and all the others in the ports of Rome-Civitavecchia and Palermo, as required by security protocols.

It happened on the cruise ship MSC Grandiosa, which currently hosts 4.000 passengers and nearly 1,000 crew members.

The infected are almost all asymptomatic, and none have been transported to the hospital. According to the protocol, they were all isolated waiting to disembark and reach their homes.

The ship, on which the sanitation of the environments is now a daily practice, will continue to operate regularly in the Mediterranean.

MSC STATEMENT

"During the frequent checks managed by the company, provided for as part of the rigorous ‘Safety and Health Protocol’ of MSC Cruises, it emerged, also due to the significant worsening of the pandemic situation on land, the positivity to Covid of some passengers embarked on Grandiosa. Most of them are asymptomatic".

“MSC has safely transported over one million passengers from the restart of the cruises (August 2020) to today. On board, safety protocols are applied that are not matched by any other sector of tourism and hospitality, and which allow to identify cases of positive people who on land would probably never have been identified and who represent, in any case, a percentage significantly lower than in the cases of contagion developed on the ground".

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