Crew member died and is tested for COVID 19
Eddie Burgos Ragodon, a Filipino who worked as a painter on the 'Disney Wonder' died on June 23, 2020. The ship was currently docked in Curacao. The man had visited the medical center on the vessel in recent days suffering from chills and fever. The 'Disney Wonder' is sailing around the Caribbean to repatriate crew who have been stuck onboard since the industry shut down in March. DCL-Disney Cruise Line will test Ragodon for Coronavirus. At least 255 people onboard the 'Disney Wonder' have tested positive for Coronavirus since March 1, making it among the largest cruise ship outbreaks. The vessel has a “provisionally green” status from the Centers, meaning there has not been any crew showing COVID-19-like illnesses for 28 days. According to the company, the last positive COVID-19 case onboard was on May 8. The ship docked in San Diego CA on March 19 and dropped off her last passengers after the cruise industry shut down on March 13. A number of passengers and crew tested positive and had to be hospitalized. Eddie Burgos Ragodon continued to work as part of the essential crew while others had been isolated in separate cabins. In early May, DCL tested all crew onboard using PCR tests after the crew members were isolated in their cabins for a number of weeks. The majority of those who tested positive in May were asymptomatic.
300 Jamaican crew members to be disembarked
Approximately 300 Jamaican staff were set to disembark from the 'Rhapsody of the Seas' and the 'Disney Wonder' in Port Royal in Kingston on June 20. In keeping with the Government’s controlled re-entry programme, all persons will be processed using the established protocols for testing, sensitisation, and quarantine that would have obtained for all previous ship arrivals, including mandatory state quarantine until their test results are available.
Coronavirus cases detected on board after return
The 'Disney Wonder' will be staying at the B Street cruise terminal until April 19. Several of the ships crew, who remain aboard, have required medical attention for suspected COVID infections. There were two pending cases, and there was one emergency evacuation from the ship in the night of March 29. The sip which arrived in San Diego reporting that none of its passengers or crew was exhibiting any COVID symptoms, has subsequently seen significant illness develop after arrival. There was one passenger that was known to be positive who was currently hospitalized and there was one crew member that is known to be positive that is currently hospitalized,. Before he was sent ashore for treatment, he had close contact with six other crew members who were all still quarantined on the vessel. The passenger went to their San Diego home for a 14-day self quarantine.Upload News