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Ruby Princess passengers let off ship after border force officer confused flu and coronavirus test results – The Guardian

Labor again calls on the Morrison government to apologise ‘for failing to stop the one boat that mattered’

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An Australian Border Force officer who inspected the Ruby Princess mistakenly believed passengers with flu-like symptoms had tested negative to Covid-19 when they had in fact tested negative to the flu.
That revelation, first reported by the ABC, is contained in documents to the New South Wales inquiry into the disastrous mid-March decision to allow 2,700 passengers to disembark the ship responsible for hundreds of Covid-19 cases and at least 22 deaths.
Labor has seized on the revelations the …

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