The cumulative total for positive Covid cases recorded in Orkney now stands at 146 as 2 more positive tests were published today.
On 21/07/2021, PHS (Public Health Scotland) noted that no data has been received from the NHS Orkney laboratory since 19/07/2021. PHS are working with NHS Orkney to resolve this issue.
“We do have bookings for further cruise ship calls into the county during August, September and October – however, we cannot confirm at this time, how many of those will go ahead.” Jim Buck
On 20th September 1967, the liner Queen Elizabeth 2, QE2, was launched at the John Brown & Co shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland.
Research has also been published about the outbreak of Covid19 which took place way back in February 2020 on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship off Yokohama , Japan.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, AIDA Cruises suspended its entire fleet’s passenger shipping operations (all liners) cancelling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 14 through April 4, 2020.
Visits by cruise ships have not been cancelled.
Many cruise lines have cancelled or altered sailings across the world as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.
“the new contract will also include the flexibility to allow timetabled freight and ferry services to be amended to better reflect changes in future demand.”
“While we recognise that fencing and gating can be visually intrusive, it has been necessary to install a robust structure to withstand the high winds in Orkney.”