04/10/2021 - 09:07

Twelve on WA ship test positive for COVID

04/10/2021 - 09:07

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Health authorities are keeping a close eye on an oil tanker docked in Fremantle after 12 of its 22 crew members tested positive for COVID-19.

Four of the crew were taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital after the ship docked on Saturday.

Health authorities are keeping a close eye on an oil tanker docked in Fremantle after 12 of its 22 crew members tested positive for COVID-19.

Four of the crew were taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital after the ship docked on Saturday, with two in ICU.

One is in a serious but stable condition, WA Health said on Sunday.

The captain of the Stolt Sakura, which travelled from Singapore, alerted WA Health on Tuesday that the crew members had tested positive for the virus.

WA Health officials have tested all crew members and 12 have returned a positive PCR test.

Meanwhile health authorities are monitoring contacts of a family of returned travellers after one member tested positive for COVID-19.

The man in his 30s and his two family members were taken in an ambulance from self-isolation in a Perth serviced apartment to a state quarantine facility on Saturday.

Contact tracers have also alerted people who were on a Virgin flight from Adelaide to Perth on Friday, after a person who was at Adelaide Airport tested positive for COVID-19 in South Australia.

Anyone who has been to the exposure location is urged to quarantine until they have been advised otherwise by health authorities.

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