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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 04:59 PM

Breaking: COVID-19 breaks out on one of first ships to resume cruising

Source: MSN

One of the first large cruise ships to resume sailings in the Mediterranean since the coronavirus-caused worldwide halt to cruising in March is experiencing a significant outbreak of the illness.

At least a dozen crew members on the 2,534-passenger TUI Cruises vessel Mein Schiff 6 have tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple news outlets in Greece.

The ship had just begun a seven-night voyage around Greece from the port of Heraklion in Crete.

Greek newspaper Proto Thema says the vessel is now heading to Piraeus, the port for Athens, by order of Greece’s General Secretariat for Civil Protection.

The news outlet says the 12 crew members who tested positive have been quarantined in their cabins, and the vessel has begun a contract tracing effort.


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/breaking-covid-19-breaks-out-on-one-of-first-ships-to-resume-cruising/ar-BB19v31X?ocid=st



Didn't see that coming.....

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Reply Breaking: COVID-19 breaks out on one of first ships to resume cruising (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 28 OP
Initech Sep 28 #1
jb5150 Sep 28 #2
iluvtennis Sep 28 #3
modrepub Sep 28 #8
liberal N proud Sep 28 #4
Maraya1969 Sep 28 #5
rockfordfile Sep 28 #7
Rebl2 Sep 28 #6
Solly Mack Sep 28 #9
BumRushDaShow Sep 28 #10
catrose Sep 28 #11
paleotn Sep 28 #12
progressive nobody Sep 28 #13
FakeNoose Sep 28 #14
ffr Sep 28 #15
Aussie105 Sep 29 #16

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:01 PM

1. Who the hell though this was a good idea right now?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:03 PM

2. You didn't need a crystal ball

to predict that.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:05 PM

3. Why would anyone go on a cruise in the middle of a pandemic? All the doctors and scientists

say no large crowds, maintain social distancing, wear masks.... but you put 2500 people on a ship

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:48 PM

8. Disease Outbreaks In General

keep me off those boats let alone a pandemic. I know lots of people who love cruising but I won't go because close quarters equals better chance of getting sick.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:18 PM

4. Imagine that

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:21 PM

5. It takes a special kind of stupid to pull this one off.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:32 PM

7. I agree

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:30 PM

6. Big surprise

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:53 PM

9. Wherein this baby feigns surprise

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:24 PM

10. These cruise ships can't even control noroviruses.



These 2 need to get a room!



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:33 PM

11. Can you just see the world pulling an MS St Louis and forbidding them to dock anywhere?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:41 PM

12. ........

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:48 PM

13. It pisses me off how people just want to ignore this virus.

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:40 PM

14. File this under "Duh!"






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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 08:39 PM

15. Whoa, I'm shocked!

One entertainment source said the coast was clear. Did they lie? My goodness!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 12:49 AM

16. It's the economy, stupid.

Got to go back to Normal, got to get the customers in, got to get those tills ringing again.

Too early, too risky, but . . . it's the economy, it needs feeding! As long as you or your closest aren't affected by the virus, no harm done. Fill the cruise ships, collateral damage be damned!



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