Ship carrying coronavirus-infected sailors arrived at port of Pivdenny near Odesa

Source : 112 Ukraine

Dry-cargo ship PATRA (IMO 9607801) arrived from the Egyptian port "El Deheila" under the flag of Greece
13:36, 9 August 2020

A ship, where half of the crew is sick with coronavirus, has arrived at the Pivdenny port, 30 km from Odesa. Director of the Laboratory Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on water transport Mykola Holubyatnikov stated this in a commentary to Dumskaya news outlet.

Dry-cargo ship PATRA (IMO 9607801) arrived in Ukraine from the Egyptian port of El-Deheila under the flag of Greece. There are 22 sailors on board. Several people have signs of SARS at the roadstead near the port of Pivdenny.

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After the sanitary and epidemiological service conducted a medical examination of the personnel and selected material for testing for coronavirus, it turned out that 11 sailors were infected with Covid-19.

The ship is now moored at the quarantine berth. The issue of hospitalization of patients and the examination of healthy people is being solved. It is assumed that some of the crew may have already had a coronavirus

The sailors have insurance, so they would be placed in one of the city's hospitals.

The vessel would be modified, after which a replacement crew should arrive on it. Over the past month, this is the second ship, whose crew has been infected with Covid-19.

Related: 1,199 new cases of coronavirus recorded per day in Ukraine

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