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ICYMI: a cruise ship disembarked hundreds of Covid-positive passengers on Saturday

Here's what we know happened with the Majestic Princess

Written by
Elizabeth McDonald

Hundreds of confirmed Covid-positive passengers disembarked into Sydney from cruise ship Majestic Princess over the weekend. On Saturday, November 12, approximately 800 of the ship's 4,400 passengers and crew were confirmed to have the virus.

The passengers were instructed to not take public transport upon disembarking.

The Majestic Princess had just completed a 12-night cruise to New Zealand and back to Circular Quay around 6am. The operator, Carnival Cruise Line, said in a statement: "All guests disembarking have undertaken a rapid antigen test in the past 24 hours, which will determine how they will disembark the ship."

The statement also confirmed all positive cases (around 20 per cent of the ship's population) were kept separate from negative passengers while disembarking.

While isolation for Covid-positive cases have been scrapped across NSW, don't forget the ways we can limit the spread and keep vulnerable members of the community safe. Everyone should observe social distancing where possible, keep hands sanitised, and stay home if you have those two lines on your RAT. Ya' know.

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