A 76-year-old man from the Hunter New England Region sadly passed away on the 4th of April at Westmead Hospital, the man contracted COVID-19 on board the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship.

We would like to offer our thoughts and prayers for the family of the man who has passed away.

The Ruby Princess is at the centre of a health scandal and police investigation into how 2700 passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney with sick passengers on board the ship.