Coronavirus hits Tahiti cruise ship, leaving 340 passengers confined in cabins – National


Some 340 passengers and crew are confined to a cruise ship in Tahiti after a traveler tested positive for coronavirus, the French Polynesia police station said on Sunday evening.Everyone on board the Paul Gauguin cruise ship is being tested and will be kept in their cabins pending the results, he said in a statement.

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The South Pacific archipelago began reopening to tourists last month and demanded that all visitors be tested before arriving and test themselves four days after entering the territory.

A passenger aboard the Paul Gauguin reported a positive self-test last week, and a second test by medics confirmed the infection on Sunday, according to statements.

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The person traveling with the sick passenger tested negative and both were off the boat, the police said.

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