Argentina-Coronavirus: Isolation end for the approximately 300 passengers on a ship


The measure of isolation of more than 300 people on a passenger ship off Argentina came yesterday, Thursday, after the tests carried out did not confirm that there is a case of the new coronavirus, nevertheless the ship will not be allowed to make a station in Puerto Madr. the authorities.

The Ministry of Health announced that it lifted the measure of isolation, which decided to impose on Tuesday “precautionarily”, although the “assessment of the epidemiological situation in Hamburg” continued.

The ship, which is cruising in the South Atlantic, was alerted after its stop on Friday in Buenos Aires, as there was a suspicion that among the passengers was a man infected with the new coronavirus, amid global concern about the new variant of, the Omicron. The Bahamas-flagged Hamburg had previously made a stop at Cape Verde off Africa.

All passengers and crew members underwent PCR testing within 24 hours while the boat was in Buenos Aires. The tests had negative results in all cases. But on Monday, a woman, a member of the boat’s medical staff, tested positive for antigens. He then underwent a new PCR test – it was negative.

The boat is sailing off Puerto Madrin, 1,300 kilometers from Buenos Aires, but the municipal authority – which had banned its mooring on Tuesday – had not lifted the ban yesterday, a source in the port organization confirmed to the French Agency.

The ship is “continuing south,” said the source in Puerto Madrin, without being able to confirm whether it is heading to its next stop, Ushuaia, which is about 3,000 kilometers from the Argentine capital. Based on at least the passenger and cargo declaration in the records of the Argentine port authorities, Hamburg is going to make a stop in Ushuaia on December 20th.

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