Sanidade has confirmed this Saturday that three of the five Covid-19 samples, belonging to the ship’s crew ‘Prometheus Leader’ correspond to the so-called india variant of the virus.
The Microbiology Service of the Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital has detected the presence of Indian variant in 3 of the 5 samples analyzed from infected crew members.
It’s about the variant B1,617, subvariant 2, which, according to Sanidade, “is sensitive to the vaccine.” “Therefore, at this time, this outbreak is localized and controlled,” the same sources have indicated.
The ro-ro ship ‘Prometheus Leader’, with Singapore flag, It has been docked at the transatlantic dock of the Port of Vigo since the beginning of the week, after 6 of its 22 crew members had tested positive for Covid.
Of the total number of infected crew members there are dThose who had to be hospitalized, and who remain “stable” in the Hospithal Vithas de Vigo plant. The rest of those infected have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic.