Coronavirus Australia: 200 Ruby Princess crew members with virus symptoms

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 Apr 2020, 2:23PM
The Ruby Princess cruise ship is seen from Kurnell National Park in Sydney. Picture: AAP Image/Craig GoldingSource:AAP

Coronavirus Australia: 200 Ruby Princess crew members with virus symptoms

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 Apr 2020, 2:23PM

There are fears hundreds of Ruby Princess crew are sick with coronavirus, as the controversial cruise ship remains floating off NSW’s coast.

Six crew members from the Ruby Princess have already been taken off the ship, including a 66-year-old man who was medically evacuated off earlier today.

More than 500 confirmed cases of coronavirus and seven deaths are linked to the ship.

However there are now fears the more than 1,100 crew still on the ship could fall sick.

9 News reports more than 200 of the crew are already showing symptoms and are in self-isolation, and could be set to overwhelm NSW hospitals if they need to be evacuated for medical care.