Norwegians stuck in Hurtigruten ship off the Falkland Islands due to the Coronavirus

Hurtigruteskipet MS Roald Amundsen.Photo: Rune Stoltz Bertinussen / NTB scanpix

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Several Norwegians are on board the Hurtigruten hybrid ship Roald Amundsen, which is on its way to the Falkland Islands after being refused to come to port in Chile, reports Bergens Tidende.

The ship has been rejected by Chile after the locals protested. They feared that the passengers are infected with the Coronavirus, the newspaper writes.

The ship left the Falkland Islands on February 29 for a voyage to Antarctica and the fjords of Chile. The ship has been off the coast of Chile since Thursday of last week. The country has stopped all cruise calls until September.

In addition, there are hundreds of Australian doctors, dentists and medical experts aboard the ship, writes The Guardian.

Hurtigruten has worked with Chilean authorities, local governing powers, embassies, airports and airlines to bring about a solution.

Roald Amundsen is due to arrive on the Falkland Islands on Wednesday, according to Marine Traffic.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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