73 doctors stranded on Aussie CPD cruise ship after COVID-19 lockdown

They were banned from docking in Chile following RACGP-accredited event
The MS Roald Amundsen. Photo: Hurtigruten
The MS Roald Amundsen. Photo: Hurtigruten.

Nearly 100 doctors, dentists and nurses on an Australian CPD cruise have been left stranded in the South Pacific Ocean after Chile closed its ports to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The 17-day combined medical and dental conference was meant to conclude in the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas on Tuesday after touring Antarctica and the Falkland Islands.