33 crew test positive for virus on Norwegian cruise ship

The MS Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian cruise ship had nearly 180 passengers on board since departing from Svalbard on July 25. About 60 of them are now quarantined in Tromso. – EPA pic, August 1, 2020.

AT least 33 crew members confined on a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, the company Hurtigruten said today.

Arriving at the northern Norwegian port of Tromso from the archipelago of Svalbard, the crew of the MS Roald Amundsen was quarantined on board the ship yesterday after four staff members tested positive for the virus and were hospitalised.

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