This is so unbelievably inept that the authoritiues may as well be saying to the virus “come on in!”
kicked off cruise ship, let
loose in Wellington
cruise around New Zealand has abruptly ended with
from the ship and let loose in
passengers had been told to get off the ship.
New Zealand Cruise Association chief executive Kevin O’Sullivan said
the 150 passengers were not kicked off the ship.
cruise ship Europa 2 arrived in Timaru on Thursday morning. The
Germany-based cruise liner is visiting New Zealand for the first time
this summer. …
said they were told the cruise was ending – and most decided they
wanted to get off. There was no option to stay aboard for any that
wanted to, he confirmed.
passenger told Stuff no restrictions had been put on their movements
in Wellington. There was no known sickness on board.
passengers who had disembarked were seen getting onto a sight seeing
of this 1am morning, all cruise ships not already in New Zealand
waters have been denied entry into the country.
another cruise that had been bound for Wellington with a suspected
coronavirus case has missed the capital and is Melbourne-bound.
Golden Princess arrived
in Akaroa, Canterbury, on Sunday morning. Three passengers were
quarantined on board by the ship’s doctor and one was tested for
coronavirus, after showing respiratory symptoms.
were not allowed off the ship.
statement from Princess Cruises, which operates the ship, said the
result was negative.
on the cruise ship Le Laperouse docked in Wellington today, and
passengers were told to leave and get themselves home.
ship was due into Wellington on Monday morning but, according to
marine tracking site Marinetraffic.com, was at 7am on Monday off the
coast of Dunedin heading towards Melbourne.
passenger aboard the Golden Princess cruise berthed at Akaroa on
Sunday was tested for COVID-19.
Laperouse is possibly the last cruise to visit Wellington this
season. The next two cruise ships due into Wellington – Ovation of
the Seas and Queen Elizabeth – are currently out of New Zealand
waters so covered by a ban of cruise liners entering New Zealand.
general manager David Perks said the ban would mean 10 cruise ships
missing Wellington – a cost to the economy of roughly $6 million.
would impact many facets of the Wellington economy.
is by far the biggest thing that I have seen that is going to impact
the tourism sector.
there is good resilience in the sector.”
‘surprised and disappointed’
tourist flew to New
before receiving test results
Australian man is self-isolating in Wellington after testing positive
dance teacher Andre Reynaud was tested by Queensland Health after
returning from a trip to France, but flew to New Zealand before
receiving results of the test.
flew from Brisbane to Wellington on Air New Zealand flight 828,
landing at 12:05am Saturday morning.
surprised and disappointed that he took the flight,” Ministry of
Health Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said
public health authorities immediately kicked into action to find that
person, and to identify and follow up any contacts,” Bloomfield
man is now symptom-free, and remains in self-isolation with his
partner and another family member. They are both well and working
closely with public health staff.
does not require hospital-level or other medical treatment.”
was showing symptoms prior to being tested in Australia, but was
asymptomatic by the time he arrived in New Zealand.
told The NZ Herald he learned he had tested positive while having
breakfast with his son at a Wellington cafe.
Chris Bishop is our local MP
Across the Tasman –