Singaporean sick on Norwegian Jewel cruise ship in Sydney
Friday, February 14, 2020
A passenger on board a cruise ship that docked in Sydney harbour in the morning today has reportedly been taken for testing for a possible case of novel coronavirus that emerged in China's Wuhan.
The Guardian reports that the Singaporean national fell ill with a respiratory illness and was taken from the Norwegian Jewel shortly after it docked at the international passenger terminal at Circular Quay at 6:00am.
The man is being tested as a precaution. He has not yet been confirmed as having the virus.
Other passengers have been allowed to disembark from the ship, after earlier being kept on board as a precaution.
The Norwegian Jewel, registered in the Bahamas, is a 15-year-old cruise ship with a capacity of nearly 2,400 passengers.
It departed from Dunedin four days ago, having been sailing between ports in New Zealand.
The cruise ship operator has been contacted for comment.