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In the UK a P&O Ferries passenger/freight-ferry remains stranded at Liverpool Docks over the weekend after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus.

The Norbank, reports LiverpoolEcho, sailed into Seaforth (Dock) with passengers on Friday, but the vessel was taken out of service after the Covid-19 discovery was made.

The crew member was placed into self-isolation, but the development meant the ferry could not sail back to Ireland.

The Norbank was moved to a lay-by berth while the necessary health checks and precautions were carried out.

It remains at the Port of Liverpool still.

While one member of crew has tested positive for Covid-19other crew were self-isolating and are being supported with tests and accommodation.

A spokesperson from P&O Ferries said: “The health and well-being of P&O Ferries’ passengers and crew is the company’s foremost priority.

"If any employee tests positive for Covid19, then the relevant authorities and employees are informed through the company’s robust internal procedures and to support UK track and trace systems.

"Last week, one member of crew on our Liverpool-Dublin route tested positive for Covid19 and is now self-isolating".

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