Cruise ship free to leave
On June 4 the doctor of port of Ancona, Francesco Balestra, has granted the "free medical practice" to the 'Costa Magica', consequent to the evacuation of all the people tested positive to Covid-19 on May 30. The 'Costa Magica' was therefore free to drop its moorings. A video conference was convened between all those involved in the management of the stay of the ship in the port of Ancona in which official communications from Costa Cruises were awaited regarding the possible hypothesized movement of the ship for organizational reasons.
16 more crew members tested positive for COVID-19
There were 16 more crew members of the 'Costa Magica', moored in the port of Ancona, who were tested positive on the COVID 19 virus, in addition to the initial 49. A new control swab woöö be carried out in 15 days. Of the 617 people who arrived at the port on April 28, now 431 were left on board. The next landing, scheduled for June 3, will concern 95 people of Filipino nationality, who will be repatriated by plane in the first days of June, followed by 32 other people, bound for South America. The remaining crew members will land later in accordance to the opening times of the acceptance windows from the countries of origin.
49 positive COVID 19 swabs
On May 4, 49 positive swabs for COVID 19 were detected on board the 'Costa Magica' which was moored at the port of Ancona. After the 11 disembarkations in the morning of May 3, two more crew members, an Estonian and a Spanish, left the ship on May 4 to fly to their homes.Upload News