Not the best start here in Spain;
Problems for the MSC Cruises company . The company was the first to dock a cruise ship in Barcelona after the stoppage caused by the covid-19 pandemic. The result of the trip was not positive: at least three passengers on the ship were infected with coronavirus . Now, one of them has broken the silence to denounce the lack of security measures on the MSC Cruises ship. This is Pau Verdès, a young man from Barcelona who tested positive on his return home. This boy claims that social distance was not respected . He also denounces the absence of health care after knowing the contagion inside the ship.
Three passengers on this cruise ship who docked in the Port of Barcelona on Saturday , two young people from Barcelona and one from Zaragoza, have tested positive for covid so they must be quarantined, the first in their respective homes and the third in a hotel.
The detection of these three infections occurred yesterday in the fourth and last of the controls to which the entire passage of this cruise is subjected. In total, more than 2,300 people have traveled the Mediterranean for a week.
View of the cruise ship "Grandiosa", from MSC Cruises, docked this Saturday at the Port of Barcelona / EFE
WITHOUT SOCIAL DISTANCE
In statements to Efe , Verdès has denounced that the security measures against the pandemic in the common spaces of the cruise ship "leave a lot to be desired" , especially in relation to social distance.
He cited, by way of example, the area where the pool is located in which, he said, the distance was not respected in the hammocks or in the tables adjacent to the bars of the bar. "The only measure that was respected with tweezers is to wear the mask", although there were also people who walked on the deck without it, he said.
The young man, who was confined to two floors of the ship along with the other two positives and the fourteen contacts who have tested negative, also criticizes that no health worker visited them until Saturday morning to take their temperature , when they were notified about 12:00 yesterday that they had tested positive for covid.
NO MEAL FOR MORE THAN THREE HOURS
The young man also complains about the catering service being already confined, such as the provision of water or food : "They had us enough hours without anything. From when we made the order for dinner until it was brought in, three and a half hours passed," he explains.
The three positives and the fourteen contacts that have tested negative had planned to disembark at 10:00 am on Saturday, but after 12:00 they were still on the ship without the rest of the passenger, who had already left the ship.
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