Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer, bottom, pictured off the port of Montevideo on Tuesday. Photo: AFP Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer, bottom, pictured off the port of Montevideo on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer, bottom, pictured off the port of Montevideo on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: most passengers on Australia cruise ship near Antarctica test positive

  • The Greg Mortimer departed on a voyage to Antarctica on March 15 to retrace the steps of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, who died there in 1922
  • Of 217 people tested on the vessel, 128 were positive for the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease and 89 tested negative

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Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer, bottom, pictured off the port of Montevideo on Tuesday. Photo: AFP Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer, bottom, pictured off the port of Montevideo on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer, bottom, pictured off the port of Montevideo on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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