Source: Canberra, Australia – Agencies
A cruise ship subject to a criminal investigation after it became the largest source of infection for the Coronavirus in Australia left the country on Thursday, a month after police ordered her to leave.
The ship “Ruby Princess” was associated with nineteen deaths in Australia, and two in the United States. Australia has reported 75 deaths of Covid-19.
A government investigation is under way as to why the 2700 passengers and crew of the ship were allowed to disembark in Sydney on March 19 before the results of the sick passenger smears are known.
Many passengers flew from Sydney abroad. Two people have died in their home in the United States, including Los Angeles-based Zhong Chen, 64, whose family has sued Princess Cruise, the operator of the cruise ship, demanding more than $ 1 million in compensation for not notifying passengers of risks.
Princess Cruises is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, which is founded in Bermuda and headquartered in California.
New South Wales has banned more cruise ships from arriving until new health protocols are agreed with the federal government.
Ruby Princess delayed her departure from Kampala harbor, south of Sydney, due to the outbreak amongst the crew, many of whom died in Sydney hospitals.