Passengers from Covid cruise liner “Ovation of the Seas” walking around small town with cold symptoms

Ovation of The Seas arriving into Sydney (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Cruise passengers who have disembarked from a liner carrying people infected with Covid-19 in Marlborough are arriving in the small town with coughs and cold symptoms, a pharmacist there has confirmed.

Picton, population 4790, effectively doubled in size on Wednesday as cruise ship Ovation of the Seas docked in the Marlborough Sounds town carrying 4500 crew and passengers, including 129 passengers and two crew members who have Covid-19.

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