A Cruise Ship Passenger In Sydney Is Being Tested For Coronavirus

Feb 14, 2020


UPDATE, 10:16am -- Operators of the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship have reportedly denied that anyone on board is sick.


A cruise ship in Sydney Harbour was temporarily placed into lockdown while a passenger is assessed for possible coronavirus.

According to The Australian:

The Australian understands that NSW Health are assessing a Singaporean man who fell ill with a respiratory complaint.

The cruise ship [Norwegian Jewel] arrived in Sydney this morning having believed to be at other Australian ports after travelling from New Zealand…

The 294m ship has a guest capacity of 2376 people and 1060 crew.

A source said the man was being tested as a precaution and had not yet been confirmed to have the virus.

He has been taken from the ship. Passengers have now been allowed to leave the ship after earlier being prevented from disembarking.