Cruise ships worldwide with more than 250 people will test all passengers, crew for COVID-19 – News – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA

Cruise lines around the world have committed to testing every passenger and crew member for COVID-19 before boarding, the industry’s leading trade group, Cruise Lines International Association, said Tuesday.

“CLIA ocean cruise line members worldwide have agreed to conduct 100% testing of passengers and crew on all ships with a capacity to carry 250 or more persons – with a negative test required for any embarkation,” Bari Golin-Blaugrund, vice president of strategic communications for Cruise Lines International Association, told USA TODAY in a statement.

“The global policy applies to ships capable of carrying 250 or more people, which is consistent with the policy in place as it relates to ships sailing from U.S. ports,” Golin-Blaugrund said.

The CDC’s “no-sail” order bars ships that can carry at least 250 passengers from cruising in U.S. waters until Nov. 1. The testing requirement is “effective immediately worldwide,” Golin-Blaugrund said.

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Prince William & Kate Middleton split up when he went on a Greek yachting trip with an all-female crew, new book claims

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s early relationship is well-documented, with the couple briefly splitting in 2007 – but a new book claims that’s not the only time they broke up. 

Royal author Robert Lacey claims the pair parted ways during a summer break, when The Duke of Cambridge went on an all-boys sailing trip – with an all-female crew. 

Kate is said to have caught William's eye when she wore a sheer dress at a fashion show

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Kate is said to have caught William’s eye when she wore a sheer dress at a fashion showCredit: EPA

Robert made the claims in his new book, Battle of Brothers, the Mail reported, outlining details of the split in 2004. 

The parents-of-three got together when they both attended St Andrews, and Kate caught Prince William’s eye in a sheer dress – which showed her underwear – at a university fashion show. 

Their romance blossomed and the couple, both 38, moved into a flat together for their second year, along

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Cruise industry to test all passengers, crew before boarding worldwide

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Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 95% of the cruise industry, introduced mandatory requirements to be able to set sail again.

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Cruise lines around the world have committed to testing every passenger and crew member for COVID-19 before boarding, the industry’s leading trade group, Cruise Lines International Association, said Tuesday. 

“CLIA ocean cruise line members worldwide have agreed to conduct 100% testing of passengers and crew on all ships with a capacity to carry 250 or more persons – with a negative test required for any embarkation,” Bari Golin-Blaugrund, vice president of strategic communications for Cruise Lines International Association, told USA TODAY in a statement. 

“The global policy applies to ships capable of carrying 250 or more people, which is consistent with the policy in place as it relates to ships sailing from U.S. ports,” Golin-Blaugrund said.

The CDC’s “no-sail” order bars ships that can carry at

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Greek cruise says ‘no cases of covid-19’ after initial reports that crew members tested positive

Greek authorities confirmed Tuesday that 12 cruise ship crew members who tested positive for coronavirus on Monday have tested negative in three subsequent tests — leading to concerns that the original results were false positives.

The Mein Schiff 6, a Maltese-flagged ship run by Germany-based TUI Cruises, set out on Sunday night along the Greek island of Crete with 922 passengers and 666 crew members. The 12 crew members in question tested positive for the virus during a random sampling of 150 staff members. TUI Cruises said at the time said they were all asymptomatic and had been isolated.

[Cruising is still canceled, but here’s what travelers can expect when it returns]

By Tuesday, the company said it had conducted further tests and concluded “there are no cases” of covid-19 aboard the ship. The company said Greek authorities had additionally confirmed their findings.

“Following a false alarm caused

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Cruise Ship Company Says COVID-19 Tests of Crew Were False Positives | Voice of America

The Germany-based cruise ship company TUI reports Tuesday that 12 crew members aboard one of its ships touring the Greek islands, who had initially tested positive for COVID-19, showed negative results when they were re-tested.

The company’s Mein Shiff 6 cruise ship had departed Sunday from Heraklion in Crete with all 922 passengers having tested negative before boarding. It was the first cruise ship to sail the Greek islands since the COVID-19 lockdown in March.

The company says the ship was cruising off the island of Milos when they were made aware of initial tests results, conducted prior to the cruise.

The results, from tests made of 150 members of the ship’s total 666 crew members, detected 12 COVID-19 infections. TUI says the ship headed to Piraeus, Greece’s largest port, with better access to health services and equipped to deal with any emergency.

In a statement posted from its Twitter

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TUI cruise crew negative for COVID-19 with three tests

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Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 95% of the cruise industry, introduced mandatory requirements to be able to set sail again.

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ATHENS, Greece – On Monday, Greek authorities said 12 crew members of a Maltese-flagged cruise ship on a Greek island tour with more than 1,500 people on board had tested positive for the coronavirus and have been isolated on board The Mein Schiff 6, operated by TUI Cruises.

But by Tuesday afternoon, all 12 crew had tested negative three times — with a PCR test administered by the cruise line and again with a rapid antigen test conducted by Greek authorities and once more with a PCR test given by Greek authorities– indicating that the negative test may have been a false positive.

The cruise line called the situation a “false alarm” and said there are not any cases of COVID-19 on board Mein Schiff 6,

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12 crew members test positive for covid-19 on Greek cruise

Twelve staff members of a Maltese-flagged cruise ship carrying more than 1,500 people around the Greek islands have tested positive for the coronavirus, Greek authorities said, according to the Associated Press.

The Mein Schiff 6, run by the Germany-based TUI Cruises, set sail Sunday from the island of Crete, the first vacation cruise to take place on the Greek isles since the country imposed coronavirus-related restrictions, the Guardian reported.

But after less than 24 hours at sea, 12 members of the crew tested positive for the virus after 150 random tests were conducted on the 666 staff members aboard. All confirmed cases were asymptomatic and the infected had been isolated, Greek authorities said.

[Cruising is still canceled, but here’s what travelers can expect when it returns]

Health officials added that the crew members would be retested when the shiparrives in the port city of Piraeus on Tuesday.

On

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Cruise-Line Crew Test Positive for Virus on TUI Vessel in Greece

(Bloomberg) — Twelve crew members on a TUI AG cruise ship carrying more than 900 passengers tested positive for the coronavirus following spot checks at the start of a trip in Greece.

The TUI Cruises staff were among 150 tested before the Mein Schiff 6 departed Heraklion on Crete for the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greek authorities said Monday.

All 600 crew had earlier been screened for the virus, undergone 14 days of self isolation, and then passed a further check as part of precautionary measures, according to TUI. Following the Greek alert the 12 have undergone a rapid viral test on board, with results back for six, all of them negative, it said.

The affected crew members have been isolated in rooms with separate ventilation systems set aside for such incidents, according Greece’s Shipping Ministry. A team of Health Ministry officials will run a new round of

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TUI cruise ship heads for Piraeus after 12 crew test positive for coronavirus

ATHENS (Reuters) – A cruise ship carrying about 920 passengers was expected to dock at Piraeus port near Athens, after 12 of its crew members tested positive for the coronavirus, an official at Greece’s Civil Protection agency said on Monday.

The Mein Shiff 6, operated by TUI Cruises, departed from Heraklion in Crete on Sunday with all passengers having tested negative before boarding.

But sample tests on 150 crew members out of a total of 666, detected 12 infections. The ship’s operators TUI Cruises said six of the 12 had since tested negative.

“They are all asymptomatic,” the civil protection official said. “The vessel will most likely return to Piraeus port for repeat rapid COVID-19 tests.”

Piraeus is the country’s biggest port, with better access to health services and equipped to deal with any emergency.

The vessel is expected to dock there at 0200 GMT and Greek health authorities will

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Nevada youth becomes ‘one of the crew’ during downtown construction

Nevada’s downtown construction project has turned one local kid’s summer from boring to brilliant.



Jayden Schmalzried, 11, has been on the scene nearly every day during Nevada's summer construction.


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Jayden Schmalzried, 11, has been on the scene nearly every day during Nevada’s summer construction.

The city of Nevada has been in the midst of a two-year $9 million downtown construction project, including utility upgrades and repaving of streets and sidewalks. This year, work has taken place in the area south of Lincoln Highway. Next year, work will take place north of Lincoln Highway.

Jayden Schmalzried, 11, has been on the scene nearly every day watching the OnTrack Construction crew do underground utility work.

“I was asking questions, and they’d tell me what they were doing,” Jayden said about how he started a relationship with these guys he now knows on a first-name basis. “There’s Matt; he’s the boss of the crew. And then there’s Nick, Aaron, Ted, and Dave,” he

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