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

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A ship off the coast of Karratha was subject to an emergency evacuation yesterday after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19, it has been revealed.

Premier Mark McGowan confirmed a man in his 50s became unwell on April 8 on board the cargo ship AquaGenie.

A rapid test was performed on board the ship where he returned a positive result the next day.

As a result a smaller ship was sent out to retrieve the crew member yesterday and last night he was taken to Karratha Health Campus.

Camera IconThe AquaGenie, where a crew member has tested positive for COVID-19. Credit: VesselFinder/VesselFinder

He is expected to be transferred to Perth today where he will be taken to Royal Perth Hospital to a dedicated isolation ward.

The AquaGenie has been…



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