Philip Green's superyacht quarantined with wife on board after outbreak

Sir Philip Green’s £100 million super-yacht has been confined to a port after two crew members tested positive for coronavirus.

Lady Tina Green, the British businessman’s wife, is quarantining onboard the Lionheart with crew in Monaco after the news destroyed plans for a family cruise.

The outbreak came to light in Port Hercules after every member of the group was tested for Covid-19 before they set off.

Lady Green told The Sun: ‘It was my responsibility to have the whole crew tested before leaving. We then discovered two cases — one asymptomatic and the other with a sore throat.

‘The two have been confined to the cabin ever since. The rest and myself are on the boat. Everyone is well.’

Celebrities including actor Samuel L Jackson are said to be ‘monitoring the situation closely’ as they are staying on boats nearby.

The yacht, which had just undergone maintenance work in Italy, is now flying a yellow flag to signify quarantine.

It remains unknown if Sir Philip or any other family members are isolating onboard the vessel, which boasts a bar, spa pool and six-speaker sound system.

The owner of the Arcadia Group was last seen on the luxury yacht three weeks ago.

It comes after the billionaire provoked outrage for using taxpayer’s money to furlough 14,500 workers, as well as halting payments to his company’s pension scheme.

An Arcadia spokesperson said in April: ‘Safeguarding jobs through this period is critical and we are grateful for the government support offered by the job retention scheme which will enable us to ‘furlough’ a substantial number of our colleagues who are unable to work.’

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