A cruise ship due to arrive in Burnie on Monday has not been impacted by coronavirus despite reports it has been quarantined in Sydney says Norwegian Cruise Line.
The Norwegian Jewel is due to arrive in Burnie at 7am on February 17 from Eden before departing at 6pm the same day for Melbourne.
A Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson said media reports the ship had been quarantined in Sydney Harbour on Friday morning due to a potential case of coronavirus were false.
Media reports allege a Singaporean man is being tested for the virus after becoming unwell and suffering a respiratory illness.
The spokesperson said there was no truth to these "inflammatory" reports.
"This morning, there were various false media reports related to an illness onboard our ship," the spokesperson said.
"The vessel remains in operation, and all guests onboard are in good health.
"We have no guests with any respiratory related illness onboard."
The spokesperson said during the ship's sailing from Auckland to Sydney a few guests experienced a stomach-related illness.
"To mitigate any impact of this rare occurrence, we implemented stringent sanitation procedures," the spokesperson said.
"As such, upon the ship's return to Sydney on Friday, a thorough inspection and rigorous cleaning and disinfection of the ship and terminal were conducted."
TasPorts executive general manager corporate affairs Kate Dean said, while she was unable to comment on activities at the Port of Sydney, in response to coronavirus the Department of Health and Australian Border Protection have introduced measures at ports nationally, including Tasmania, to prevent the spread of the virus.
"In addition to this, TasPorts has introduced additional precautionary measures at each of their ports for vessels transiting from or through China, to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus," Ms Dean said.
"TasPorts is and will continue to work alongside Federal government agencies, including Australian Border Force, to ensure we have the most up-to-date information and appropriate measures are in place."
The 294-metre Norwegian Jewel first visited Burnie in 2017.
The vessel is scheduled to again visit the port in December 2020.