ATHENS – The passenger/car ferry “Blue Star Mykonos” was given permission to set sail from the island of Lemnos and stop at the other islands on its route on Thursday afternoon but not take on additional passengers. The ship was stopped at Limnos on Wednesday night and passengers ordered to stay on board after a member of the crew developed symptoms of a possible coronavirus infection.
Ship owner Attica Group announced that the ferry set sail at 15:00, in accordance with instructions given by the National Organisation for Public Health and local port authorities.
The roughly 200 passengers still on board will be let off at their destinations with instructions to self-isolate until the test results of the suspected case are out and there is confirmation on whether it is a COVID-19 case.
The ship had already allowed 127 passengers travelling to Lemnos to disembark, with the same instructions.