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48 passengers test positive on the Ruby Princess
« on: March 19, 2020, 10:04:12 PM »
Three passengers test positive on cruise ship in Sydney
Three passengers on board the Ruby Princess cruise ship in Sydney have tested positive for Covid-19, the health minister of New South Wales says.

The tests, done on board, were originally for the flu, but were tested for Covid-19. Of the 13 tested, three tested positive. NSW authorities are now worried the nearly 2700 people who were also on that cruise, may not know Covid-19 was present on the ship.

The Ruby Princess in Sydney harbour.
 The Ruby Princess in Sydney harbour. Photograph: James D Morgan/Getty Images
They want all passengers on the Ruby Princess to go into self-isolation.

Anyone who shows symptoms should immediately contact their GP
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Re: 3 passengers test positive on the Ruby Princess
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 07:29:34 AM »
A few of my friends from our club were scheduled for this trip to New Zealand in April.
I wonder how long it'll take to release the non infected people off the ship?

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Four tested positive on the Ruby Princess
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 03:56:33 PM »
"According to NSW Health, a total of four people onboard the ship tested positive for COVID-19.

“Three of the confirmed cases were passengers who disembarked from the ship after it docked at Circular Quay yesterday morning,” said the statement.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard told a news conference today: “Our big concern, the very big concern, is that those people came off the cruise with no knowledge of COVID-19 actually being on their ship.”

He went on: “If they think that it is not necessary to do the 14 days, and if they think that it is OK to be wandering around, the clear message from me as NSW Health Minister is ‘No, it’s not’.

“Put yourself into immediate quarantine for 14 days, self isolate in your home or normal place of residence or wherever you may be and start taking serious note of your own health.”

https://cruisepassenger.com.au/ruby-princess-guests-test-positive-to-coronavirus-after-2700-disembark-in-sydney/

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Re: 3 passengers test positive on the Ruby Princess
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 04:05:43 PM »
What about Ruby Princess passengers currently aboard heading for:

Sydney
At Sea
At Sea
Noumea
At Sea
Lautoka
Savusavu
Suva
Dravuni Island
At Sea
Port Villa
Lifou
At Sea
At Sea
Sydney

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Coronavirus cases linked to Ruby Princess cruise ship rises to 48
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 11:35:36 AM »
"Nearly 50 cases of coronavirus have now been linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship that docked in Sydney last week."

https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-nsw-cases-rise-more-linked-to-ruby-princess-cruise-ship-docked-sydney/ae8576ea-a725-43f9-b613-11c692c8269a