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  • 7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “Twelve months since the Ruby Princess COVID catastrophe | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

    They’re the scenes forever etched in our minds. Thousands of passengers herded off the Ruby Princess as Covid spread. 900 passengers would contract the disease from that ship, 28 died. Now twelve months on, we revisit some of the Covid survivors.

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