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    March 19

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Cruise ship bug

RANDY BENNETT, randybennett@nationnews.com

Added 04 March 2017


Eleven passengers on board the Sea Princess, seen here docked at the Bridgetown Port yesterday, were not allowed to disembark after falling sick. (Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.)

SEVERAL VISITORS ON board an Australian cruise ship to Barbados were confined to their rooms after a virus outbreak on the vessel.

A gastroenteritis bug prevented 11 visitors from disembarking the Sea Princess after it docked at the Bridgetown Port at 7:45 a.m. yesterday.

It was the first time in over five years that the ship, which carries an estimated 1 950 passengers and is currently on a 90-day world cruise, had docked in Barbados’ waters.

But Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Joy St John has given her assurance that local health authorities were always on top of the situation.

Please read the full story in today's Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.


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