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A cruise ship with 800 COVID-19 patients has docked in Sydney

A cruise ship with 800 COVID-19 patients has docked in Sydney

A cruise ship with 800 COVID-19 patients has docked in Sydney

Marguerite Fitzgerald, a representative from the cruise operator Carnival Australia, told the BBC that cases of the disease began to be detected in passengers around the middle of the 12-day cruise, and all were either asymptomatic or mild.

She assured that the ship’s crew would assist all passengers who tested positive “with access to private transport and accommodation to end isolation”. The ship is scheduled to depart for Melbourne soon.

When asked about comparisons between the Majestic Princess and another cruise ship Ruby Princess – which is owned by the same operator – which had 900 coronavirus infections and 28 deaths on board in 2020, Fitzgerald said: “We as a community have learned a lot about COVID-19 since then. “.

According to the BBC, the number of COVID-19 cases in Australia is currently rising. In the state of New South Wales alone, within seven days, to Friday, 19.8 thousand people were detected. new cases.

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