Hundreds of passengers with the Chinese coronavirus are disembarking a cruise ship Saturday in Sydney, Australia.
There were reportedly 800 patients among 3,300 guests and more than 1,000 crew members aboard the Majestic Princess, 9 News reported.
Marguerite Fitzgerald, the president of Carnival Australia told reporters Friday the company understood the current wave of the coronavirus was worrying the community. “We take our responsibility in keeping everyone safe very seriously,” she said:
“All of the COVID-positive cases on board are either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic,” she explained. “To help all our guests return home, we are working with all guests who have tested positive to COVID-19 to assist them with accessing private transport and accommodation to complete their isolation period.”