Company denies report of coronavirus test after Auckland to Sydney cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line is denying reports that someone on board the Norwegian Jewel has tested positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Norwegian Cruise Line is denying reports that someone on board the Norwegian Jewel has tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus

The ship, Norwegian Jewel, was in New Zealand earlier this month for a 10-day tour around NZ before arriving in Sydney today.

Norwegian Cruise Line is denying reports a person on board one of its cruise ships is being tested for possible Covid-19 coronavirus, after it travelled from Auckland to Sydney.

"As such, we operate at the very highest public health standards".

The Singaporean national fell ill with a respiratory illness and was taken from the Norwegian Jewel shortly after it docked at the global passenger terminal at Circular Quay at 6am this morning. "As such, upon the ship's return to Sydney [today] a a thorough inspection and rigorous cleaning and disinfection of the ship and terminal were conducted".

The spokesperson said that reports of a passenger being taken to hospital overnight was unrelated to the coronavirus, which is now known as COVID-19. "The vessel remains in operation and all guests on board are in good health".

A man is being tested for coronavirus on Norwegian Jewel, a cruise ship that travels to New Zealand.

CCTV footage showed the 62-year-old Australian jumping overboard from the Norwegian Jewel.

The ship has capacity for 2376 guests, is 294 metres long, and has 1069 crew.

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