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EDEN CRUISE SHIP 'VOYAGER OF THE SEAS' LINKED TO COVID-19 CASE

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Above: The Voyager of the Seas cruise which was in Eden on 6th of March has been linked to a case of COVID-19.

NSW Health says a cruise ship which docked at Eden on the 6th of March has been connected with coronavirus. 

NSW Health says there have been five cruise ship voyages into Sydney linked to confirmed COVID-19 cases, including one case from The Voyager of the Seas, which docked in Sydney on the 7th of March, and stopped at Eden on 6th of March.

The cruise ship carries approximately 3,500 passengers. 

In a letter sent to passengers dated Friday, 20th of March,  NSW Health says a passenger who travelled on the cruise was diagnosed after disembarking and was "not infectious" while on the ship.  The letter goes on to say there "does not appear to have been an outbreak of COVID 19 on the ship", but this passenger may have "acquired their infection while on board". 

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Above: The letter to passengers on The Voyager of the Seas from NSW Health.

An earlier visit to Eden on the 18th of February by the Voyager of the Seas did not have the same passenger list.