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Coronavirus WA: Cargo ship AquaGenie hit by COVID-19 case off Karratha coast



A crew member on a ship off the coast of Karratha has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

WA Premier Mark McGowan announced the new case at a press conference on Monday.

A man aged in his 50s became unwell on the cargo ship Aquagenie on April 8 and was tested, returning a positive result the next day.

A smaller ship was sent out to collect the crew member on Sunday and he was taken to Karratha Health Campus.

He will now be flown to a dedicated isolation ward at Royal Perth Hospital for treatment.

No-one else on board the Aquagenie is showing symptoms of the virus, but the captain has been refused permission to dock at port.

The AquaGenie has been refused permission to dock at Karratha after a crew member tested positive for COVID Credit:
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