Holiday cruise ship held in Lisbon amid Covid outbreak

A cruise ship with more than 4,000 passengers was detained in the Portuguese capital Lisbon after a Covid-19 outbreak infected crew members, as the German news agency dpa announced.

The German company Aida Cruises told the dpa that it had discovered the positive coronavirus cases during routine health checks and, in coordination with the Portuguese authorities, housed the infected on land in Lisbon.

Portuguese media reported that 52 crew members from more than 1,000 workers tested positive.

None of the nearly 3,000 passengers had tested positive.

Everyone on board had passed a screening test and received two doses of vaccine before the ship left Germany.

The ship is waiting for the arrival of new crew members to continue its journey to the Spanish Canary Islands, announced the dpa.

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