Cruise ship passenger causes coronavirus scare in Sydney

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By Reuters 

Australian health officials tested a passenger onboard a cruise ship docked in Sydney harbor for a “respiratory illness” on Friday, causing passengers to fret about the potential of another shipboard outbreak of the coronavirus.

Haze from the ongoing bushfires covers the city skyline and the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia November 21, 2019. (REUTERS / John Mair / File Photo / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The New South Wales state government said health officials boarded the Norwegian Jewel shortly after it docked in Sydney on Friday from a tour around New Zealand to undertake a routine assessment of passengers arriving from overseas.

“There were three routine medical transfers, none related to respiratory illness,” the NSW Health Ministry said in an emailed statement. “One person has been tested

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