Esther, positive by Covid on a cruise: I have no medical follow-up, they have had eight hours without food

The honeymoon of Ester and David for the Mediterranean will not leave you a good memory. Neither by the current wave of Coronavirus that has been reached by h

Esther, positive by Covid on a cruise: I have no medical follow-up, they have had eight hours without food

The honeymoon of Ester and David for the Mediterranean will not leave you a good memory. Neither by the current wave of Coronavirus that has been reached by her or the treatment that, according to denunciation, have received from the crew of a cruise where she celebrated her recent wedding.

"I have been positive and we have been confined, so far all right; the problem comes when you ask you to make a PCR to confirm the positive and do not want, when there is no follow-up of the contagious," explains this 43-year-old woman by mail Electronic from the cabin where it is also, until now negative but confined to be a close contact.

Since an antigens test detected the infection on Monday until noon on Tuesday, Esther's concern has been accented. "I find myself with a lot of cough, pressure on the chest, headache, my husband also begins to meet badly."

A second test, which had to claim with insistence and for which he has paid 80 euros, confirmed the first positive. Through Instagram the couple has shown the protocol with the indications received, which specify that it has to take a FFP2 mask, maintain a minimum distance of 1.80 meters with people who are not part of their bubble and follow the indications of the crew.

But the problem has arisen precisely by requiring it, already infected, those indications. "I fear complications, I do not have any kind of follow-up, or medication, or calls to know my status, although we have claimed that they come, I have asked to take the temperature and have not done it," says Esther.

Your complaint for the lack of medical attention becomes extensive at the service of the cruise. "When you call for food or a service, do not cater and go from one phone to another. We have been eight hours without bringing food until I went to claim for the umpteenth time."

The cruise departed from Marseille, in the south of France, on December 28 with 5,000 passengers; Ester and David paid 2,000 euros for embarking on January 1 to 8. 150 travelers positive after doing a coronavirus test at its stop in Genoa, says EFE citing a naviera statement. Another statement facilitated from Madrid does not provide figures and circumscribe the outbreak to "a limited number of cases between passengers and the crew".

This last official MSC statement confirms that the contagious, "mostly asymptomatic", were quarantined in their cabins along with their close contacts until the cruise captain was coordinated with local health authorities.

In Genoa, about 40 positives went down on Monday and this Tuesday have begun to disembark in Civitavecchia, in the center of Italy, mostly Italians, who will be taken to their homes by particular means or collected by their relatives so that They can perform the quarantine.

Ester and David, who are part of this group, were going to be transferred to a hotel or residence to meet the quarantine time, although they had not received until noon from Tuesday, concrete information on where they were going to stay at how long. "They want us to leave here, but instead it does not stop entering people," she says, who denounces bad hygienic conditions and points out that "there were many contagious workers."

Another of the passengers of the cruise assured that although the figures offered by MSC accounting 150 positives "are really many more" because within the ship it is impossible to perform a quarantine, according to EFE citing the Italian medium fanpage. That second passenger argued that one day after the start of the cruise, ten positives were already notified and she highlighted the lack of measures to avoid contagion

In the communique provided by MSC from Madrid, the company attributes the detection of the outbreak "to the strict application" of its safety protocol. "All passengers and the crew on board our boats are completely vaccinated, travelers must undergo a test before boarding and are controlled regularly on board through additional tests and other measures during their cruise. The crew is subjected to periodic tests Every two days, "says the company.

After the landing of the positives, the cruise will continue its journey with the rest of passengers who have not sick and who have as malt destiny. "The ship continues to operate regularly," the company confirms. For Ester and David, the trip has been concluded. They trust that it is the shipping company who pays his return, although the priority right now is her health. "I'm very worried," she concludes.

Updated Date: 06 January 2022, 12:28

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