Monday. 08.08.2022
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Holidaymakers in quarantine after coronavirus outbreak on cruise ship

According to the German-language local newspaper Mallorca Zeitung on Wednesday, about 60 mainly German holidaymakers were affected

The cruise ship 'Mein Schiff 5'. Photo: Reinhard Link/CC/Public Domain.
File photo of the cruise ship 'Mein Schiff 5'. Photo: Reinhard Link/CC.

A coronavirus outbreak has occurred on board the German cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 in the Mediterranean.

Operator Tui Cruises confirmed that passengers were quarantined last Sunday in a hotel in Mallorca. The company did not say how many people had been infected.

According to the German-language local newspaper Mallorca Zeitung on Wednesday, about 60 mainly German holidaymakers were affected.

The almost 300-metre-long ship is licensed to carry upwards of 2,500 passengers.

The cruise ship had departed from Palma for a round trip of the Mediterranean via Marseille, Barcelona, Alicante and Cartagena, and arrived in Mallorca on Sunday.

'Isolated incident'

According to Tui, the coronavirus outbreak was an isolated incident.

Since Monday, all passengers under 60 years of age who do not belong to a risk group have been allowed to leave quarantine. Since then, younger people with coronavirus but without severe symptoms no longer have to quarantine under Spanish Covid rules.

Mein Schiff 5 has since continued its voyage and was in the Italian port of Salerno near Naples on Wednesday, according to the MarineTraffic real time tracking website.

Holidaymakers in quarantine after coronavirus outbreak on cruise ship
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