There are reports that Silversea Cruise Lines’ luxury vessel Silver Shadow, with 609 people on board, has been isolated in Recife, Brazil after a passenger showed symptoms similar to those of the new coronavirus.
"It is a guest who joined in Rio five days ago," Silversea's Mark Conroy, Managing Director, the Americas for Silversea told Cruise Week. "A Canadian who already had breathing problems was taken to the hospital and tested, but no results yet. As soon as we know, we'll do a release.
Reuters reports: "A 78-year-old Canadian man with fever, coughing and breathing difficulties was sent to a private hospital in the state capital Recife after disembarking. The remaining 318 passengers and 291 crew members will be kept in isolation in their cabins. Disembarkation was immediately suspended.”
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