3rd Ship Anchored in N.L. Reports COVID-Positive Crew Members but No New Cases on Land


According to the Department of Health, Newfoundland and Labrador reported four fresh cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The new cases were all crew members aboard a ship anchored in Bay Bulls.

Currently, there are three ships anchored off the shores of Newfoundland that possess crew members infected with the virus.

Two of the ships remain anchored in Conception Bay, with no further spread of the virus. Presently, 31 crew members on the Princess Santa Joana and 14 on the Iver Ambition are COVID-positive, stated the Health Department on Monday. The testing of all crew is concluded and all members are in quarantine.

The Department of Health did not reveal how many people are on the ship anchored in Bay Bulls. The four cases were declared over the weekend. The department said all the crew are in quarantine and there is no threat to the community.

There have been zero new recoveries in the region since the last update. Currently, there are 50 active cases in the area and only one is on land, in the Eastern Health zone.

Three people are presently in hospital due to the virus. Two are from the Princess Santa Joana, while one is from the ship in Bay Bulls. Until now, 164,282 individuals have been tested in N.L. inclusive of the 441 from Friday’s update.

According to the provincial administration’s COVID-19 website, 82 percent of the area’s eligible population has gotten at least a dose of the vaccine, while 38 percent have gotten two doses.

In the meantime, fully immunized Americans will be allowed to enter Canada from Aug. 9, the federal administration declared on Monday. The administration also disclosed that it has intentions to reopen Canada’s borders to the world on Sept. 7. Travelers must be fully immunized.

Additionally, travel between St-Pierre-Miquelon will also continue on Aug. 9 for those who are fully immunized.

Travelers will require a completed Coronavirus test before coming into Canada.


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