As many as 66 passengers out of 2000 passengers onboard a Cordelia cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.
This comes after one crew member aboard the Cordelia cruise ship tested positive for Covid and later the samples of over 2000 passengers and crew members on the ship were tested.
It’s worth mentioning that a medical team in PPE kits went on board to conduct an RT-PCR test of all 2,016 people, including passengers and crew members on board.
Vishwajit Rane, the Health Minister of Goa confirmed this and said, “Out of 2000 samples tested from Cordelia cruise ship, 66 passengers tested positive for #COVID19 Respective collectors & MPT staff have been informed of the same. The authorities will decide whether to allow disembarking of passengers from the ship.”
Covid-19 Update – Goa— VishwajitRane (@visrane) January 3, 2022
Out of 2000 samples tested from Cordelia crusie ship, 66 passengers tested positive for #COVID19
Respective collectors & MPT staff have been informed of the same.
The authorities will decide whether to allow disembarking of passengers from the ship.
Rane, also added that all passengers have been told to stay put for now. A decision would be taken later whether they would be allowed to leave the ship.
Cordelia Cruise Ship was carrying a large number of passengers who came to celebrate the New Year in Goa amid the Omicron threat.
Cordelia is the same cruise ship raided by Narcotics Control Bureau officials last year over an alleged drugs bust in a case in which actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, among others, was named.