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'Appalling miscommunication' over the Magnifica cruise ship 'triggers panic in WA'

‘Appalling miscommunication’ over the Magnifica cruise ship ‘triggers panic in WA’

WA Today political reporter Nathan Hondros says “the panic” caused by a report of 250 people on board the Magnifica cruise ship who were presenting with upper respiratory conditions, has been proven to be completely unfounded. Mr Hondros said journalists were informed by the Western Australian Premier “who held a press conference with the state’s Police Commissioner Chris Dawson, of over “250 people with upper respiratory illnesses aboard a ship” which was travelling to a port in Fremantle. The Magnifica cruise ship which docked in Fremantle, Western Australia to refuel was carefully monitored by health officials to ensure cruise passengers or crew did not leave the vessel. Mr Hondros said if the report had been true, allowing those passengers off the ship “would have crippled” the state’s health system which was “underprepared anyway” and potentially exposed Western Australians to the disease. Yet, after further research into the situation Mr Hondros discovered Nova Scotia cruises were reporting “there was no one on board with upper respiratory conditions”. “The premier’s office say very firmly there was a miscommunication from the ship,” Mr Hondros told Sky News host Peta Credlin. According to Mr Hondros, “the communications about this incident were just appalling” and the premier has rightfully come under strong criticism for his handling of the situation. Image: Getty

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