- The cruise ship left for Goa with over 2,000 people on-board including passengers, crew members
- 66 out of 2000 have been found positive for coronavirus
- The cruise ship is currently harboured near the Mormugao Port cruise terminal, Vasco
At least 66 of 2,000 passengers on-board Cordelia cruise ship which came from Mumbai have tested Covid positive, PTI quoted state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane as saying. The passengers were tested after a crew member on-board cruise ship was found positive for coronavirus earlier in the day.
The Cordelia Cruise ship departed from Mumbai to Goa with over 2,000 people on-board including passengers, other crew members.
The crew member was isolated at the ship while all those on-board including 1,471 passengers, 595 crew members underwent the Covid test.
According to news agency ANI, the cruise ship is harboured near the Mormugao Port cruise terminal, Vasco.
The Goa government has said that it will take appropriate measures for disembarking of the passengers.
Meanwhile, in another development, the sizable number of tourists that descended on Goa for the Christmas-New Year festival season may be behind the COVID-19 positivity rate crossing 10 per cent on Sunday, officials said.
They said 388 cases were detected on Sunday from 3,604 tests, a positivity rate (cases per 100 test) of 10.7 per cent.
The addition during the day took the tally in the coastal state to 1,81,570, while one death increased the toll to 3,523, an official said. So far, 1,76,376 people have been discharged, including 54 on Sunday, leaving the state with an active tally of 1,671, he said.
Margao in South Goa leads with 211 active cases, followed by 201 in Panaji, he added.
(With inputs from PTI)
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