August 5, 2021


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Viking Sky Guest Tests Positive for COVID; All Others Negative

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One vaccinated guest sailing on Viking Sky‘s present-day cruise around Iceland has tested beneficial for COVID-19. Viking’s week-extended “Iceland’s All-natural Beauty” cruise departed roundtrip from Reykjavik, Iceland on July 10, and the circumstance surfaced now whilst the ship was in Seydisfjordur on a scheduled port phone. 

Just one media colleague traveling on the ship told Travel Agent that the captain had informed guests over over the PA technique about the problem, said authorities will not allow the ship to continue being and that it would be sailing to the following port. Although asymptomatic, the visitor who examined constructive is now isolated aboard the vessel and will stay there by means of the cruise’s close, when he or she will disembark the ship and go into quarantine for the remainder of the necessary time. 

Make contact with tracing was performed to explore what other guests this individual came into contact with onboard. What is actually appealing is that Viking has a exceptional lanyard and “disc” that guests wear. Though it will not keep track of attendees per se, if a scenario these as this develops, the line has a techie way to “make contact with trace” so the line is aware if the contaminated guest was in near proximity to yet another visitor or crew member.  

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That was done, and all other travellers on the ship—including any in make contact with with the contaminated guest—reportedly examined detrimental. 

Viking issued this statement Wednesday: “We can ensure that a guest created a suspected constructive take a look at end result. Our detailed and superior protocols labored accurately as they have been designed—to detect any attainable case so that it can be isolated, and a likely chain of transmission can be stopped straight away.

“The suspected optimistic take a look at result happened as component of our repeated and very sensitive non-invasive saliva PCR screening of all friends and crew. The unique is a entirely vaccinated guest who is asymptomatic, and they are now in isolation.

“Our onboard speak to tracing procedure was activated, and there have been no further more suspected beneficial check outcomes.”

The ship has now sailed from Seydisfjordur, so continue to be tuned for any updates.

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