Second case of COVID-19 confirmed on Newfoundland ferry travelling to Nova Scotia

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland and Labrador ferry company has confirmed a second case of COVID-19 among the crew of one of its vessels that travels to Nova Scotia.

The company and provincial health officials reported the second infection today and said the affected person is isolating.

Authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador say the employee is a man in his 60s.

Marine Atlantic reported the first infection among the crew of the MV Blue Puttees on Wednesday.

The Newfoundland and Labrador company suspended service along the vessel's route between North Sydney, N.S., and Port au Basques, N.L.

The company said today the Blue Puttees is still out commission and the MV Atlantic Vision will pick up its route.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2021.

The Canadian Press