A complete of 37 crew members and 16 friends have now examined constructive for Covid-19 onboard MS Roald Amundsen, in keeping with figures from the Norwegian Institute of Public Well being.
The Hurtigruten operated ship is presently moored in Tromsø, Norway, as authorities attempt to comprise the outbreak.
4 members of the crew have been admitted to the College hospital of North Norway final week.
Two have now been discharged, whereas one other two have been admitted.
Tromsø municipality on Thursday acknowledged that they’ve retested the crew and count on the variety of contaminated to rise additional.
Hurtigruten has initiated an exterior investigation into the outbreak.
MS Fridtjof Nansen
In higher information for the cruise operator, all crew members and friends who have been examined for Covid-19 onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen have been based to be unfavourable.
The ship is presently on her method again to Hamburg, on the finish of a two-week expedition cruise alongside the coast of Norway.
On Monday, Hurtigruten revealed 4 crew members have been being remoted as a result of “widespread chilly signs”.
All 4 examined unfavourable for Covid-19 on Tuesday.
All 162 crew members have examined unfavourable.
A complete of 168 of the 171 friends have additionally examined unfavourable, with the three remaining friends selecting to not be examined.
“We’re in fact very glad that everybody has examined unfavourable.
“We now have not had any motive to suspect an infection, however take all precautions.
“We’re in shut dialogue with the Norwegian and German authorities and comply with all suggestions from them,” mentioned vp of worldwide communications for Hurtigruten, Rune Thomas Ege.