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A cruise ship has not been allowed to dock on the island of Mauritius due to a mysterious illness

A cruise ship has not been allowed to dock on the island of Mauritius due to a mysterious illness

The disease, accompanied by stomach pain, affected about fifteen passengers, and they were isolated.

A passenger ship carrying thousands of people has been prevented from docking in Mauritius due to a mysterious illness – written by Reuters.

According to plans, the ship was supposed to arrive in the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, on Sunday, but since, contrary to plans, it would not stop at Reunion Island, located southwest of Mauritius, it arrived one day earlier. on Saturday, according to a statement issued by the Mauritius Ports Authority.

In order to avoid health risks, the decision was made not to allow the cruise ship to dock

The authority announced, adding that what is most important to the authorities is “the health and safety of passengers and the country as a whole.”

No details were provided about the nature of the health risks.

Contrary to its name, the Danish Dawn cruise ship is not Norwegian, but is owned by a US-based shipping company, Danish Cruise Line. A company spokesman announced in a statement that during the ship's voyage to South Africa on February 13, several passengers showed mild symptoms of stomach diseases.

A statement from the Port Authority revealed that the disease affects about fifteen passengers who have been isolated. A spokeswoman for the shipping company said that the ship's management was cooperating with the authorities upon its arrival in Port Louis to ensure that the necessary precautions were taken and that everyone on board was safe.

The Port Authority also announced that the results of the investigation will be announced within forty-eight hours. According to their announcement, there are 2,184 passengers and 1,026 crew members on board. Of these, about 2,000 passengers were supposed to disembark in Port Louis after completing their cruises, and 2,279 new passengers were waiting to board.

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