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Test results confirm further COVID-19 cases aboard quarantined container ship

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A total of nine crew members onboard the Mattina container ship, currently in quarantine in Bluff, have now tested positive for COVID-19.

The Marshall Islands-flagged vessel came into port on Sunday night and all 21 crew members were tested yesterday morning after two crew members initially reported having symptoms.

Following confirmation yesterday afternoon of the first two cases, all additional results came back late last night, confirming a further seven cases of COVID-19 aboard the ship.

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