Ruby Princess inquiry: Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

The Senate Select Committee into COVID-19 examines how the Ruby Princess was allowed to dock in the Sydney CBD despite having a number of people with respiratory illness on board.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-05/inquiry-into-coronavirus-outbreak-from-ruby-princess/12215270

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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    Ruby Princess is a Crown-class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. The Ruby Princess was built in 2008 by Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy, as a sister ship to Crown Princess and Emerald Princess. She was turned over to Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises in late October 2008.

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