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Now 12 crew members tested positive for COVID-19
On Aug 6 AIDA confirmed another positive test for COVID-19 among the 750 crew members aboard the 'AIDABlu' and 'AIDAMar' in Rostock, bringing the total number of infected to 12. All of them were from Southeast Asia and had arrived at the Laage Airport two weeks ago. All infected were disembarked and quarantined outside of Rostock. Two of them had to be treated in hospital for symptoms.
AIDA had to cancel trips
AIDA had to postpone the re-start of the 'AIDAPerla' and 'AIDAMar' from Hamburg and Warnemünde. The ships had not got the required permission by the flag state Italy which had been expected on July 31. Die entsprechende Genehmigung aus Italien war zuletzt für den 31. Affected where the trips of the 'AIDAperla on Aug 5, 8 an 12 from Hamburg and 'AIDAmar' frmo Warnemünde on Aug 12. The first cruise of AIDA was now expected to be the sailings of the 'AIDAblu' on Aug 16 from Kiel and the 'AIDAmar' on Aug 16 from and the 'AIDAperla on Aug 15 from Hamburg.
10 new crew members tested positive for COVID 19
On July 27, ten Philippinos and Indonesians who had arrived at the airport Rostock-Lage to staff the 'Aidablu' and 'Aidamar' were tested positive for the corona virus, the health office of Rostock reported. The detection of these infections was a result of the company's preventive measures in preparation for the restart of cruises. They already underwent a Covid 19 test procedure before traveling to Rostock. But as the results were all negative, the crew members were given permission to enter Germany. However, they were obliged to undergo another test when they arrived on July 21. Aida Cruises originally planned to resume operations from Hamburg on Aug 5, subject to restrictions such as an adjusted capacity limit and a lack of shore leave. The company also planned tours from Warnemünde and Kiel for a later period. So far it was unclear whether they will take place as planned.News schreiben