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Man From Florida Has Been Stuck On A Ship For More Than 2 Months

Taylor Grimes says he was on his second journey as a worker of a Swiss-based voyage organization when an associate tried positive for Covid-19.

(CNN)A man from Winter Springs, Florida, told CNN on Monday that he has been stuck on a journey boat and afterward an emergency clinic transport in an Italian port for 62 days in the wake of testing positive for Covid-19 toward the beginning of April.

Every so often are downright awful and a few days are OK, Taylor Grimes, 28, told CNN over video visit Monday.

Grimes set sail mid-January from Genoa, Italy

On his second voyage as a representative of MSC Cruises, a worldwide journey organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Grimes worked in the adornments store on their Mediterranean course.

On March 17, a companion of Grimes and individual representative tried positive for Covid-19, Grimes told CNN. Subsequent to talking with the boat specialist and commander, Grimes said he willfully went into segregation after fifteen days, he additionally tried positive, Grimes said.

Grimes has since been tried seven additional occasions and has gotten a blend of positive and negative outcomes, he told CNN.

We are exceptionally worried about his psychological well-being, Taylor’s mom, Ann Grimes, disclosed to CNN Monday.

Last Monday he was crying on the telephone, saying he needed to return home, she said. He had quite recently tried positive.

Grimes said he trusts his eighth Covid-19 test outcome will be negative, so he can come back to the United States.

The American Embassy affirmed to the family

It is an Italian approach that voyage transport workers may not be discharged from a boat until they have tried negative in two ensuing tests, Ann Grimes told CNN.

We don’t scrutinize that that is the norm, Ann Grimes told CNN. It’s the reality the testing is so crude. How might you be in isolation for 62 back to back days and still be trying positive?

Grimes revealed

The voyage transport he was taking a shot at landed all travelers between March 9 and 10, while around 200 representatives stayed ready.

When he tried positive, Grimes was moved to a visitor lodge with an overhang until, with no notice, no planning, he was given full defensive apparatus to wear and taken to a neighborhood emergency clinic to be tried, Grimes said.

He was in full defensive rigging from around 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. nearby time, Grimes said. He was then stacked in the rear of an emergency vehicle and dropped off at a medical clinic transport with without any heads up, he said.

I at that point had a psychological breakdown, he said of his acknowledgment he wasn’t returning to the journey transport.

He has since been remaining in a little team like a lodge on a medical clinic transport that is being utilized to treat the nearby populace who have tried positive for Covid-19 however don’t require hospitalization.

The man has been tested 8 times for coronavirus

Grimes says he tried negative Saturday, his seventh test to date. He’s currently anticipating the consequences of an eighth test, trusting that it will be negative. He would then have the option to fly back to the United States by means of the business carrier, he said.

The quicker you get me to the US, the better, Grimes said. I couldn’t care less where you send me.

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