Quarantined Greek Ferry Given the All Clear After Coronavirus Scare



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Greek authorities announced on Thursday afternoon that the tests on a crew member of the ferry that was being held at Lemnos island with 341 passengers and 77 crew members have come back negative for coronavirus.

The ”Blue Star Mykonos” ferry is continuing on its scheduled route to other Aegean islands.

Earlier, the captain had reported that one of his crew was running a fever, so as a precaution he ordered an ambulance to come to pick him up off the ferryboat at the northern mainland port of Kavala on Wednesday night.

The ship then sailed from Kavala to Lemnos, where the captain and the Blue Star Company operating the ferry were informed that the crewman may be ill with Covid-19 coronavirus.

Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY) subsequently ordered that the ferry be placed in quarantine at Lemnos’ main port in the capital, Myrina.