Alarm in Sydney after some cruise passengers test positive for chrona virus

2020-03-21 16:55:53 Marine News

Australian Authorities are now on a massive man hunt program to trace the 2700 cruise passengers who had landed at Sydney on March 19th while the ship left Sydney port and is on its way to New Zealand after offloading passengers.

The alarm was set off after 3 passengers and a crew member were tested positive for corno virus. All the other passengers are asked to self qurantine themselves

The ship currently far off the coast of Sydney with the 1,100 crew aboard

The ship is currently far off the coast of Sydney with the 1,100 crew aboard, including the one staff member who is Covid19 positive.

2,700 cruise ship passengers to isolate themselves

 Australia issued an urgent call for 2,700 cruise ship passengers who disembarked in central Sydney to isolate themselves and contact authorities by march20th, after four travellers tested positive for COVID-19.

The ship was on a cruise from New Zealand to Sydney when passengers fell sick and 13 were tested for flu mid-voyage. The swabs were later tested for coronavirus and four came back positive.

“That obviously is a cause for us to have some concern,” said a spokesman of New South Wales state health ministry. “There may be the possibility -- not by any means confirmed -- there may be other passengers on board that ship who could have had the COVID virus.”

Passengers had “provided their emails and their phone numbers

Passengers had “provided their emails and their phone numbers” he added, “we’re making every effort to contact” them. The ship is currently far off the coast of Sydney with the 1,100 crew aboard, including the one member of staff who tested positive.

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