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Crew member on ship tests positive to COVID-19

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A crew member on-board a ship off the West Australian coast has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been taken to the mainland for treatment.

Premier Mark McGowan said a man aged in his 50s became ill on April 8 on-board bulk carrier AquaGenie, off the coast of Karratha.

A rapid test was performed on-board the ship, then a smaller ship was sent to retrieve the ill crew member on Sunday.

He was taken to Karratha Health Campus and is expected to be transferred to Royal Perth Hospital where he will be treated in a dedicated isolation ward.

“I’m advised that all personnel involved in the retrieval wore full PPE.

“Only a small number of specialist staff are involved in the patient care. They continue to adhere to COVID-safe protocols at…



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