#TurksandCaicosIslands – December 17, 2020 – All categories for local testing of Covid-19 are open explained the Ministry of Health in its latest Covid-19 update where one new case was detected from a batch of 99.
There are no new recoveries, no one is in hospital care and 151 people are in quarantine or under observation as a result of their contact with a known case.
It brings the active case count for the Turks and Caicos Islands to 24; all four patients are Providenciales-based.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT from Carnival Cruise Line
Governor Nigel Dakin on Carnival Cruise Line Fire
#TurksandCaicos, May 26, 2022 – Magnetic Media can again Update: Emergency teams including TCI Regiment members were on standby, ready to act once 911 alerted about the fire on board Carnival Freedom, says Nigel Dakin, TCI Governor.The question is now, whether the fire has rendered the vessel inoperable. Will it be healthy enough to continue its itinerary. At this hour the Deputy Governor and the Home Affairs Minister are en route to the Grand Turk Cruise Center. The DDME is accompanying them as well, said the governor. “…we remain poised to help if needed, including responding to any requests that may be made by Carnival in support of passengers,” said Governor Dakin. Carnival Cruise Line has also since issued a statement.The assistance was, however not required as the crew communicated having the situation under control.
Carnival Freedom suffers fire damage while at port
#TurksandCaicos, May 26, 2022 – Magnetic Media can report, information is fluid and changing as we give a update on the incident at the Grand Turk Cruise Port.Guest images show that it is the Carnival Freedom, exhaust stack ablaze in a menacing fire that had passengers scrambling to safety. The Carnival Freedom cruise ship which set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida suffered this disaster onboard; no word on what becomes of the voyage given the damages caught on cell phone cameras. While some information is changing, steady is the report that no one is hurt. Tweeted by ‘Chester 4×4’ the video is now making social media rounds and has been picked up by mainstream media in Florida. Officials had not spoken to the alarming matter up to the time of this post.Cruise passengers sharing photos and videos Stateside have given an up close perspective on this fright at sea, which greets us on this Thursday morning.
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