Coronavirus, Covıd-19

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French passengers sue Costa Cruises over COVID-19 ship ordeal

French passengers sue Costa Cruises over COVID-19 ship ordeal

9/8/2020 11:13:00 PM

French passengers sue Costa Cruises over COVID-19 ship ordeal

Around 850 French passengers who were onboard a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship that was turned away from numerous ports in March have filed a ...

WorldThe Costa Magica cruise ship was turned away from several Caribbean ports in March as passengers showed coronavirus symptoms AFP/Cliff Hawkins10 Aug 2020 03:43AMShare this contentBookmarkPARIS: Around 850 French passengers who were onboard a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship that was turned away from numerous ports in March have filed a collective suit in Paris with 180 complaints, including manslaughter, against Costa Cruises, their lawyer said Sunday (Aug 9).

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The class action, which includes complaints from the families of three passengers who died of COVID-19, accuses the Italy-based cruise giant of negligence and various faults during their trip on the Costa Magica.AdvertisementAdvertisementFrom March 6 to 13 the ship was refused to dock in most of the Caribbean islands it visited, including Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Barbados and Saint Lucia.

In the absence of stopovers, the crew encouraged the passengers to use the ship's shops, spas, restaurants and casino without sufficiently putting health measures in place - or informing them there were suspected infections onboard - the complainants said in their suit. headtopics.com

The staff members on the ship"were at fault, the passengers had almost no information and only found out from local media that there were cases on the ship," Lawyer Philippe Courtois, who represents the collective of some 850 French passengers, told AFP.

Courtois also criticised the"extremely light" virus measures on the ship.AdvertisementAdvertisement"It was meant to be a dream cruise, but it ended in an ordeal," he said. Read more: CNA »

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