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Contagion emergency

Coronavirus, GNV Rhapsody in isolation

by Port News Editorial Staff

A North African passenger who was onboard the Gnv Rhapsody ship now berthed in Genoa tested positive in Tunisia to Covid-19. Now the ferry’s crew, 58 people in all, has been put in isolation by Italian doctors.

For the moment there is no news on the hundreds of passengers who may have travelled with the person who tested positive. The ship, which usually operates on the route between Italy and Tunisia, is now moored in the ship repair area, inside Genoa’s historical port.

Grandi Navi Veloci has specified that “the person who tested positive for Coronavirus in Tunis did not take the test until a few days after arriving in Tunisia. The ship, which, as planned, is currently undergoing maintenance work, is not in quarantine, as there are no cases actually detected on board. However, in order to ensure isolation with active surveillance of the crewmembers on board , access to third parties has been temporarily blocked. There are currently no reports of any kind from the crew and there is constant monitoring in cooperation with the competent authorities.”

Translation by Giles Foster

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