29 Vincentian Seafarers aboard Vision of the Seas Test Positive for Covid-19 Exposure
Twenty-nine Vincentian crew members aboard Vision of the Seas, part of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, have tested positive for exposure to COVID-19 using rapid tests.
This was confirmed by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves in an interview on NBC radio Wednesday morning.
He said in addition to the rapid testing, samples have been taken from all 356 Vincentian seafarers on board the vessel for PCR testing for presence of the actual COVID-19 virus.
These samples he said, have been sent to the CARPHA laboratory in Trinidad.
The Vision of the Seas arrived at Port Kingstown Tuesday morning at about 5:00 am to repatriate the 356 RCCL employees.