Published: Thu, March 26, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Cruise ships told to leave Australian waters to avoid repeat coronavirus 'fiasco'

Cruise ships told to leave Australian waters to avoid repeat coronavirus 'fiasco'

Of these 26 cases, four are passengers from cruise ships including the Ruby Princess, Sun Princess and Voyager of the Seas.

Tara C. Smith, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Kent State University, also pointed out that the researchers didn't say how many rooms they found the RNA in or how common it was. It had initially reported 25 people with flu-like symptoms.

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is transmitted through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are spread when a person with the virus coughs, sneezes, or exhales.

More than 130 passengers from the ship, which berthed in Sydney last week, have since been confirmed as having COVID-19.

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West Australian premier Mark McGowan said no one would be permitted to disembark the Artania unless there was a "life threatening emergency".

The WA Health Department has updated its information and he was not travelling on the Ruby Princess but was on another unnamed ship.

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NTD refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party's coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

Western Australia is preparing Rottnest island, a former prison island turned tourist attraction, to quarantine some of the 800 Australians on board a third cruise ship, the British-operated Vasco de Gama.

Because of this, another cruise line, the MSC Magnifica, has been refused entry to Perth ealier this week.

However, the fact it can persist for so much longer than we'd thought highlights the need to be especially vigilant about deeply cleaning homes and hospitals where anyone with suspected coronavirus has been present, and doing the same for any public-facing businesses like gyms, bars or restaurants when the time comes for them to reopen.

Between February 3 and March 13, about 200 virus cases in the United States were confirmed to be from cruise travelers of multiple voyages, including the Diamond Princess and Grand Princess.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Ruby Princess situation was "terrible" and federal authorities were working with NSW on contact tracing. Only citizens and permanent residents and their families will be allowed to enter Australia.

The 66-year-old is in the high-risk category of those affected by COVID-19 and said it was concerning that he was about to get in the same elevators used by passengers.

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