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Ruby Princess passengers allowed off ship after Border Force mistook negative flu tests for coronavirus results – ABC News

A senior Border Force officer who allowed 2,700 people to disembark the Ruby Princess cruise ship mistakenly believed passengers had tested negative to COVID-19, when they had instead tested negative for the common flu.

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A senior Australian Border Force (ABF) officer who allowed 2,700 people to disembark the Ruby Princess cruise ship mistakenly believed passengers displaying “flu-like symptoms” had tested negative to COVID-19, when they had instead tested negative for the common flu.
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  • The ABF confused Ruby Princess passengers’ flu tests for negative COVID-19 tests, documents reveal
  • Emails show officials only realised the mistake after all passengers had disembarked the Ruby Princess<...Click here to view the original article.
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