Inside Australia’s coronavirus cruise ship nightmare: Passengers will NOT be allowed off the Coral Princess until they test NEGATIVE for Covid – as the ship remains docked in Sydney after a major outbreak of the virus onboard
- More than 100 passengers and staff from the Coral Princess have Covid-19
- Outbreak unfolded as the ship sailed from Port Douglas to Brisbane on Sunday
- Infected crew and guests to remain on ship until they test negative to the virus
- Guests were offered a refund for next part of the trip but most turned it down
- Vessel will dock at Circular Quay on Wednesday before returning to Brisbane
More than 100 passengers and crew will be forced to remain on a Covid-infected cruise ship until they test negative to the virus as it docks in Sydney this morning.
Dozens of guests and staff members were infected on the Coral Princess as it sailed from Port Douglas in Far North Queensland to Brisbane on Sunday.
The ship will dock at Sydney’s Circular Quay at 6:30am on Wednesday with those infected unable to disembark until they return a negative Covid test.
The outbreak aboard the cruise ship has mostly infected crew members, with 114 of them in isolation on Tuesday.