"They said that Australian health department needed to be able to clear the ship and that they were taking a look at any passengers that had any symptoms at all of respiratory issues,"she told Reuters outside the Sydney terminal".
"There are various false, inflammatory media reports regarding the ship".
Authorities in Quang Ninh province, home to the UNESCO world heritage site Ha Long Bay, decided on Tuesday not to allow passengers of the ship AIDAvita to disembark on Thursday, the official Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
AIDA Cruises, the owner of the AIDAvita, has not responded to requests for comment. The vessel left the Philippines port of Coron on February 10 and was initially bound for Vietnam.
It was then due to proceed to the Vietnamese ports of Da Nang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City over the next six days, according to the website CruiseMapper.
The German operator belongs to the same family as Princess Cruises which is running the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise.
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The ship's company Norwegian Cruise Line denied this, telling media that no guests had any respiratory illnesses on board.
Juliussen said officials have been "unreasonable" by not allowing the Jade to dock "despite the actions we've taken to accommodate their new protocols".
Norwegian Cruise Line has barred all Chinese, Hong Kong and Macau passport holders from its ships regardless of residency.
By Friday evening, the Norwegian Jade was also heading for Laem Chabang, but Thai authorities have yet to say whether it will dock.
"Before anyone can disembark the ship, they are going on board, screening those passengers and if all clear, everyone will come off the ship", the spokesperson said. So far, more than 200 people on the vessel are confirmed to have contracted the virus, according to Japanese health officials.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health said coronavirus or COVID-19 was a notifiable infectious disease in New Zealand.
Vietnam tightened its quarantine measures yesterday after a series of villages were placed under lockdown when six cases of the virus were confirmed there.