Coronavirus suspicion: Cruise Ship AIDAaura held in Norway
AIDAaura, a cruise ship run by AIDA Cruises, a German cruise line, was stopped in a Norwegian port because of fear of coronavirus.
Two passengers on board the 42,289 gross ton cruise vessel are suspected of being infected with COVID-19.
“The departure of AIDAaura from Haugesund has been delayed since yesterday evening, March 2, 2020, in order for local health authorities to check the health status of two German guests. This check is being carried out as a precautionary measure. The guests were routinely contacted by the relevant German health authorities to review an issue. Both are symptom-free,” AIDA Cruises announced.
The cruise line stated that all passengers are currently staying on board, and there would be no shore excursions.
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