Captain Dies of COVID-19

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  • The captain of the ship placed under quarantine dies of COVID-19.
  • Six crew members had already symptoms of the disease.
  • 10 out of 14 crew members tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The sick sailors were under medical supervision, the entire crew was in isolation.

According to an article published in Unian Information Agency, the captain of the ship which was put in quarantine in the seaport of Pivdenny, Odesa region, died of COVID-19.

What happened?

This was reported by a representative of the Ukrainian Health Ministry’s Lab’s Center for water transport on the air of a local radio station, according to a UNIAN correspondent.

According to him, the captain of the ship is a resident of St. Petersburg, Russia. The said vessel arrived at the port of Pivdenny in July, and the captain said in the health declaration that there were three sick persons on board.

Crew test positive for COVID-19

When Ukrainian epidemiologists got on the ship, six crew members had already symptoms of the disease. According to the lab center’s representative, 10 out of 14 crewmembers tested positive for COVID-19.

The sailors were taken to a hospital in Odesa. Coronavirus at Pivdenny In early July, the dry cargo ship SOPHIA R (the flag of Liberia) arrived at the seaport of Pivdenny.

Crew placed under quarantine

Most of the crew members of the quarantined vessel were diagnosed with the coronavirus. The sick sailors were under medical supervision, the entire crew was in isolation. On August 8, the PATRA vessel (the flag of Greece) entered the roadstead of the port of Pivdenny. Eleven sailors tested positive for COVID-19. They were hospitalized.

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Source: Unian Information Agency

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