A number of information outlets in Australia are reporting that the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. The nation of Indonesia took the remarkable action of blocking the Cunard ship from contacting at port in Bali.
Neither the cruise operator (Cunard) nor ship owner (Carnival Corporation) would disclose the range of contaminated travellers or crew associates. The Sydney Morning Herald described that Cunard admitted “there was an ‘elevated amount of transmission’ on board, but declined to offer circumstance figures.”
The Sydney Morning Herald states that authorities in Indonesian requested the Queen Elizabeth to abandon the Balinese leg of its 17-working day tour, subsequent a COVID-19 outbreak on board.
“The Queen Elizabeth still left Sydney on November 15, halting at Airlie Seaside, Cairns, Port Douglas and Darwin, but will slash quick the final 7 days of its tour and head straight to Fremantle.”
ABC News in Australia studies that the “WA (West Australia) government explained it had been given info that 10 to 15 percent of the individuals on board are COVID-optimistic.”
With just about 2,100 travellers and a crew of around 1,000, that signifies that in between 310 and 465 men and women on the Cunard ship ended up constructive for COVID-19.
Spokeswoman for Cunard, operator of #cruise ship, demonstrating typical lack of transparency, declined to provide range of people infected with #COVID19 🤐 Pressured abandonment of #cruise ship’s Bali port contact follows Majestic Princess with 800 #COVID19 ++beneficial 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 before this thirty day period, carrying 800 COVID-constructive travellers and crew.”
There has been a craze of cruise ships calling on Australian ports in the last month with a considerable number of travellers and crew members optimistic for COVID-19:
Majestic Princess – 800 contaminated company (Sydney)
Quantum of the Seas – 400 contaminated guests (heading toward Queensland)
Coral Princess – 290 infected guests and crew (Fremantle)
Grand Princess – 200 contaminated company (Melbourne)
Ovation of the Seas – 129 infected guests and 2 crew member (New Zealand)
Majestic Princess – 116 infected attendees (Tahiti).
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Photo Credit score: Queen Elizabeth – Screen seize 9 Information Australia.