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18 October, 2021
 
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Reports suggest two cases detected on Jewel

Fully-vaccinated passengers and crew reportedly isolated as Jewel conducts further tests

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There have been some reports that at least two passengers on the Jewel of the Seas tested positive for the coronavirus, with a number of crew and passengers currently in isolation on the fully-vaccinated cruise to the Greek islands.

According to media sources, crew members on the ship who wish to remain anonymous reported that two guests tested positive for Covid-19.

Knews has not been able to confirm the story but reports suggested two Israeli passengers tested positive while on the ship, which is currently north of Crete.

Knews has not been able to confirm the story but reports suggested two Israeli passengers tested positive while on the ship, which is currently north of Crete

It was also reported that no public announcement had been made but the guests in question were reportedly isolated, with the cruise line already in the process of testing over a dozen people who were thought to be close contacts.

A number of crew members are also reportedly in isolation in connection with the two cases. Reports later said a number of crew also tested positive.

The Jewel started its inaugural cruise from Cyprus’ Limassol port earlier this month, marking the beginning of Royal Caribbean’s return to the Mediterranean.

Authorities in the Republic of Cyprus required that all adult passengers be vaccinated while non-vaccinated passengers aged 12-18, who were traveling with their families, had to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival on the island.

A statement on a Royal Caribbean website said "onboard medical facilities are prepared to offer robust treatment with rapid PCR testing and results onsite.”

It also made references to “state-of-the-art equipment enhancements like hospital-grade ventilators with CPAP and BiPAP capabilities” and “a dedicated Controlled Care Center where infectious guests or crew can be cared for away from general medical areas."

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