Quite a lot of information shops in Australia are reporting that the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak. The nation of Indonesia took the extraordinary step of blocking the Cunard ship from calling at port in Bali.
Neither the cruise operator (Cunard) nor ship proprietor (Carnival Company) would disclose the variety of contaminated passengers or crew members. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Cunard admitted “there was an ‘elevated stage of transmission’ on board, however declined to offer case numbers.”
The Sydney Morning Herald states that authorities in Indonesian requested the Queen Elizabeth to desert the Balinese leg of its 17-day tour, following a COVID-19 outbreak on board.
“The Queen Elizabeth left Sydney on November 15, stopping at Airlie Seaside, Cairns, Port Douglas and Darwin, however will reduce quick the ultimate week of its tour and head straight to Fremantle.”
ABC Information in Australia reviews that the “WA (West Australia) authorities mentioned it had obtained info that 10 to fifteen p.c of the folks on board are COVID-positive.”
With practically 2,100 passengers and a crew of round 1,000, that signifies that between 310 and 465 folks on the Cunard ship had been optimistic for COVID-19.
Spokeswoman for Cunard, operator of #cruise ship, displaying typical lack of transparency, declined to offer variety of folks contaminated with #COVID19 🤐 Compelled abandonment of #cruise ship’s Bali port name follows Majestic Princess with 800 #COVID19 ++optimistic pax & crew in Sydney.
— James (Jim) Walker (@CruiseLaw) November 26, 2022
The Australian newspaper added that the “abandonment of the ship’s Bali tour follows the berthing of the Majestic Princess in Sydney earlier this month, carrying 800 COVID-positive passengers and crew.”
There was a pattern of cruise ships calling on Australian ports within the final month with a big variety of passengers and crew members optimistic for COVID-19:
Majestic Princess – 800 contaminated friends (Sydney);
Quantum of the Seas – 400 contaminated friends (heading towards Queensland)
Coral Princess – 290 contaminated friends and crew (Fremantle);
Grand Princess – 200 contaminated friends (Melbourne);
Ovation of the Seas – 129 contaminated friends and a couple of crew member (New Zealand)
Majestic Princess – 116 contaminated friends (Tahiti).
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Photograph Credit score: Queen Elizabeth – Screen seize 9 Information Australia.