The Miami Herald has reported that 14 crew members aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas have tested positive for COVID-19.
In a recorded message, obtained from a crew member aboard Oasis of the Seas, the captain made an announcement over the P.A. system that 14 people had tested positive.
“At the moment, we have 14 that have test positive for COVID-19 onboard the Oasis of the Seas out of all we have tested,” the captain said in the recording.
Royal Caribbean responded to the news saying that: “The health and well-being of our crew is our foremost priority. Crew members who exhibited symptoms were evaluated by our medical staff and remain under close supervision. In accordance with our health and safety protocols, our crew have been asked to self-isolate in cabins while we await confirmation of initial results from public health authorities.”
Osais of the seas is currently sailing around The Bahamas with no guests on board.
Royal Caribbean expects to return to service on May 12, 2020.