(MANILA, Philippines) — A cruise ship that is the subject of an Australian prison investigation for sparking coronavirus infections has sailed into Philippine waters en path to Manila to bring Filipino crewmen dwelling.
The Philippine hover guard said Thursday the Ruby Princess will tumble anchor in Manila Bay, the build at the least 16 assorted luxury cruise ships have converged since closing month whereas awaiting bigger than 5,000 Filipino crew contributors to be examined for the coronavirus earlier than disembarking.
Fly guard spokesman Armand Balilo said 214 Filipino crewmen on board the Ruby Princess would perchance be examined.
The Ruby Princess has been linked to 19 deaths in Australia and two within the United States. An Australian govt inquiry is underway into why 2,700 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark in Sydney on March 19 earlier than the take a look at results of sick passengers were identified.
Many passengers flew from Sydney in another country. Two died at dwelling within the United States, including Los Angeles resident Chung Chen, whose family is suing Princess Cruises for bigger than $1 million for failing to alert passengers to the possibility.
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