About 1400 passengers and crew on the liner MSC Magnifica, which arrived in Tasmania on Saturday, March 14, were barred from disembarking if they want to continue with the cruise. No one onboard has the illness but the Captain made the call as a precaution to protect the health of passengers. The vessel left Italy in early-January - long before the Coronavirus became a global pandemic.
Over 200 Coronavirus cases have been confirmed across Australia, including 5 in Tasmania. On Saturday, March 14, Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein told a press conference that the decision had come after advice on border control.
For other MSC Magnifica accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.
For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.