39 Crew Members on Disney Wonder Test Positive For COVID-19
According to a piece on CruiseLawNews it is being reported that three dozen employees on the Disney Wonder have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The information was revealed by employees wishing to remain anonymous.
The information was reportedly revealed to crew members yesterday when the Captain announced the test results over the ship’s intercom.
As we previously reported here at MickeyBlog, the Disney Wonder arrived in San Diego on March 19th after a Panama Canal Cruise. At the time that passengers and crew disembarked, no one showed any COVID-19 symptoms.
However, by the end of March, one passenger and a crew member both tested positive for the coronavirus. Shortly after the Port of San Diego confirmed that multiple passengers and two cruise members had tested positive.
Last week Dr. Eric McDonald who works for the epidemiology department for San Diego County reported that several crew members aboard the Disney Wonder (still on board in the port) needed medical attention due to possible COVID-19 infections.
Crew members onboard the Disney Cruise Line ship advised that 5 crew members were sent ashore for medical treatment.
Disney Cruise Line has currently announced that they will be suspending all cruise departures through Thursday, April 28,2020. If this is the case, the cruise ship remains scheduled to leave on a cruise from Vancouver on April 29th for a siling. This is a contradiction to the Canadian government’s official policy which that no ships carrying more than 500 passengers can dock at a Canadian port until at least July 1.
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for the latest Disney Cruise Line news and updates.
Source: Cruise Law News