PUBLISHED: 09:07, Mon, Aug 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:15, Mon, Aug 3, 2020
Cruise: A passenger on the Paul Gauguin ship - owned by Ponant - tested positive (Image: Paul Gauguin Cruises)
A cruise ship in French Polynesia has reported a case of coronavirus onboard. A passenger on the ship - owned by Ponant - tested positive for the deadly virus. After the cruise news broke over the weekend, the vessel returned to port in Papeete, Tahiti.
The ship had originally set sail for Rangiroa, another island in French Polynesia.
It had been anchored off Bora Bora for two days for passengers to disembark and explore before the case was reported.
All 148 passengers onboard were asked to stay onboard the Paul Gaugin cruise ship on Sunday, according to reports by local media.
A specially equipped medical team boarded the ship to test all passengers and crew.
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Cruise: The Paul Gauguin had been anchored off Bora Bora for two days (Image: Getty Images)
It’s understood the infected passenger was taken off the ship.
Express.co.uk has contacted Ponant for further comment.
Paul Gauguin only returning to cruising on July 18 for local residents after French Polynesia reopened its borders on July 15.
Its cruises opened to international travellers on July 29.
A number of anti-coronavirus are in place onboard the Paul Gauguin ship.
The cruise line explained: “For peace of mind during your cruise, health checks are carried out on 100 percent of the people aboard the ship (guests and crew) and filtering and decontamination procedures are put in place during boarding, with an entirely