Another Pride of Hull crew member tests positive for Covid-19

Another Pride of Hull crew member tests positive for Covid-19

Another Pride of Hull crew member tests positive for Covid-19

Earlier this week it was reported that a member of the P&O Pride of Hull crew had tested positive for Covid-19.

He reported symptoms on Saturday, and returned a positive test result shortly after, according to the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers.
Now, a second seafarer has been found positive, resulting in some 28 members of staff being forced into precautionary isolation.

Speaking on Monday, an RMT spokesperson said:

“He is currently in quarantine in a hotel in Rotterdam.

“Three other UK Seafarers were sent home from Hull to isolate.

“Six overseas agency workers were sent onto the the pride of York to isolate.

“This is a vessel in lay up in Hull which caused obvious concern from our members and we asked the company to address this by putting them in a hotel to isolate.

“We have been in contact with the Marine and Coastguard Agency and the Department for Transport regarding this because the introduction of those at risk to a clean environment is not acceptable.

“P&O are investigating and have said they will come bac‎k to us.”

This comes as Hull City Council release recent figures showing the latest seven-day rate of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hull to be 1.9 per 100,000 of the population.

That figure compares with a national rate of 9.4 per 100,000 of population.

It also compares with 15.5 per 100,000 across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

These figures are accurate as of the morning of Tuesday 11 August.

A spokesperson for P&O Ferries said:

“We are co-operating with all the relevant authorities and taking all the necessary precautions, as stipulated in government guidance, and our services are running with minimum disruption.”

Julia Weldon, director of public health at Hull City Council, added:

“The situation is being closely managed and any risk to the wider public is considered very low.”

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