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Final batch of Jamaicans disembark Adventure of the Seas cruise ship in Falmouth

Errol Green, Regional Director of the Western Regional Health Authority
 
The remaining Jamaican passengers on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Adventure of the Seas, disembarked the vessel on Monday in Falmouth, Trelawny.
 
Errol Green, Regional Director of the Western Regional Health Authority, told Radio Jamaica News that all 384 persons who had remained on the ship were processed by noon and were "settling in at the respective hotel" at which they are to await the results of their COVID-19 test. 
 
He said their testing for the coronavirus and processing by immigration and customs personnel went smoothly. 
 
A total of 1,044 Jamaicans returned to the island on the vessel last Wednesday.
 
The latest figures on Monday from the Ministry of Health and Wellness said 12 of them have tested positive for coronavirus.
 
The Adventure of the Seas was scheduled to leave the island at 6 o'clock Monday evening.
 
Another ship to dock 
                           
In the meantime, news released late Monday afternoon from the Office of  the Prime Minister said a vessel belonging to the Norwegian Cruise Line will dock in Falmouth Monday evening.
 
It will transport 174 Jamaican crew members. 
 
Carnival Cruise line will also return home an additional 240 Jamaican crew members Tuesday morning and a Disney vessel is tentatively slated to berth on May 29 to disembark another batch of more than 400 crew members. 
 
The protocols and procedures now established by the government will be used to land the incoming ship workers.
 
The Office of the Prime Minister said 180 Colombians who will arrive on the ships will be transported via a secure corridor to a waiting charter flight at Sangster International Airport to be flown to Colombia.
 
So far, the government has been able to repatriate 2,000 Jamaicans who have applied for re-entry through the JamCOVID app.
 
 
 


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