STOLT tanker sailing to hell

Product tanker STOLT SAKURA reported several crew with flu-like symptoms on board, while en route from Singapore to Fremantle Australia, ETA Oct 1. Rapid tests were carried out and came up with 11 positive results. “The WA Health Department and police will be working with relevant authorities, including the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Fremantle Port Authority in regard to this unfolding situation,” said WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson. So all hell is to break loose when the ship arrives, with quarantines, tests, checks, investigations – you name it.
There are some absolutely logical questions which arise from such cases:
How serious are “flu-like” symptoms and why are they treated like an attempted terrorist attack, by the authorities? We know, that many Masters and managers report even slightest symptoms, being threatened by severe repercussions if they fail to report and it will somehow, become known to authorities.
Are crews allowed to catch a regular flu, or does it immediately equals them to criminals?
How reliable are “rapid tests”?
How about vaccinations? Tanker is sailing from Singapore, and Singapore as of recent, has become an international vaccination hub, treating foreign crews.
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