More than 200 crew members on board the Ruby Princess are showing coronavirus symptoms. There are fears the sick crew could overwhelm New South Wales hospitals if they require medical evacuation. The highly-infected cruise ship is still floating off the NSW coast. More than 500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths are linked to the ship after passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney on March 19 without any medical checks. There are fears more than 1,000 crew who remain stranded on board could contract the virus. On Thursday police escorted doctors to the Ruby Princess cruise ship after a seventh passenger died from coronavirus. The highly-infected cruise ship is still floating off the NSW coast (pictured) The Marine Area Command helped NSW Health and an independent medical team board the ship. Police did not board the vessel NSW Police said a 66-year-old crew member was also taken off the Ruby Princess for medical treatment on Thursday The Marine Area Command helped NSW Health and an independent medical team board the ship. Police did not board the vessel. There are nearly 600 infections linked to cruise ships, including more than 500 cases from the Ruby Princess and 74 from the Ovation… Read full this story
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