36 crew members and 4 guests on a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19, the cruise company Hurtigruten said.

All 158 crew members from the MS Roald Amundsen have been tested after four staff were found to have the disease on Friday, Hurtigruten said in a statement.

“None of the 154 crew members still on board the ship — including the 32 new confirmed positive tests Saturday — has shown any signs of disease or symptoms of Covid-19. Four guests have tested positive. The ship is currently docked in Tromso, Norway, with no guests on board”, it said.

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It added that the 177 passengers, all of whom have already disembarked, are being contacted by telephone and are being told to self-isolate.

During the cruise, passengers were instructed to socially distance and had their temperatures measured.

Norway has reported more than 9,200 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 255 deaths.

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