At Least 12 Test Positive for Covid In Cruise Ship Touring the Aegean



Mein Schiff 6 docked at the port of Argostoli, in Kefalonia in 2019. Credit: Kefalonitis94/Wikimedia Commons

A Maltese-flagged cruise ship is returning to the Port of Piraeus from the Aegean island of Milos on Monday after 12 crew members tested positive for the coronavirus.

The “Mein Schiff 6” cruise liner, which is carrying nearly 1,500 passengers, is one of the few cruise ships sailing in the Aegean at this time.

The crew members, who have now been isolated, are being submitted to a second round of tests. They were found to have contracted the virus after 150 random tests were conducted.

The cruise ship will return the Piraeus early Tuesday morning.

Doctor Tsiodras, expert in infectious disease and head advisor for Greece’s Covid-19 response, and Nikos Chardalias, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection, will analyze the situation at the port.

They will determine if the correct measures have been followed in handling the cases of the virus located on the ship and in containing the spread of the virus.