South Africa has quarantined an AIDA
Cruises cruise liner MV AidAmira and a cargo vessel over Covid-19 fears.
National ports operator Transnet said the ships have been held
off near Cape Town as one of the crew members has exhibited coronavirus
First suspected case of Covid-19 in a South
In a statement, Transnet said: “This is the first suspected case
of Covid-19 in a South African sea-port.”
Suspected individual a crew
member on MV Corona cargo vessel
The company added that the suspected individual was a crew
member on the MV Corona cargo vessel and was on the flight along with another
crew member and six AidAmira passengers who embarked on the ship at the port.
On 11 March, the cargo vessel left Cape Town but returned to the
port after the member exhibited symptoms of the disease.