Australia Man who tested positive to COVID-19 on board bulk carrier off WA taken to hospital

12:15  12 april  2021
12:15  12 april  2021 Source:   smh.com.au

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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. “The WHO themselves were quite clear about how controlled their visits to China were. “Given the tremendous and ongoing cost of this pandemic transparency is key, and our ability to prevent future such pandemics depend on transparency, depend on co-operation. “Unfortunately that’s not what we’re getting at this point from the People’s Republic of China and that in turn has undermined this WHO report and any faith that I think the world can have

WA COVID - 19 infections have slowed since the beginning of April. Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900. Cumulative confirmed cases. "The nurses wore full PPE [personal protective equipment] and the flight crew took the necessary precautions," Mr Cook said. "This afternoon it has been confirmed the two crew members are positive to COVID - 19 ." 'The situation is well and truly in hand'. Mr Cook said the two men remain on board in isolation.

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A man who tested positive to COVID-19 has been taken off a ship currently in Commonwealth waters off Karratha in northern Western Australia and will be moved to a Perth hospital.

The man in his 50s, a crew member on board the Aquagenie, became unwell and was tested on board the ship on April 8. The rapid results test returned a positive result.

The Aquagenie is a bulk carrier sailing under the flag of Liberia.

Premier Mark McGowan said the response to the ship was being managed by the federal government but the state had told the Commonwealth and the ship they did not want it come to WA.

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Seven more crew members from a bulk carrier anchored off the Western Australian coast near Port Hedland have tested positive for COVID - 19 . Key points Health Minister Roger Cook said the new cases would remain on the ship. A total of nine crew from the Patricia Oldendorff have now tested positive to the virus, WA Health Minister Roger Cook confirmed, following testing overnight. The ship, with 20 Filipino crew on board , anchored off Port Hedland in WA 's North West on September 16.

Health Minister Roger Cook said he believed the ship had been through various Chinese ports.

Mr McGowan said the Australian Maritime Safety Authority began planning to evacuate the crew member from the Aquagenie on April 9.

On April 11, a vessel was launched to retrieve the man, who was taken to Karratha Health Campus by ambulance.

"It's expected that crewman will be transferred by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to Perth later today, where he will be transferred to Royal Perth Hospital by an isolation ambulance to a dedicated isolation ward," Mr McGowan said.

"The health and wellbeing of the remaining crew on board the Aquagenie continues to be monitored."

Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said he had issued a direction that the ship should not berth in WA waters.

It was the first time he'd issued a direction for a ship to leave, engaging state powers to stop the ship from coming to shore.

"The law has been exercised because of public health concerns," he said.

Mr Dawson said he was not aware of the ship asking to dock in WA, while Mr McGowan said his expectation was that the ship would leave.

He said it was a serious situation and health authorities were taking all precautions to manage the risk.

"It's a timely reminder that COVID-19 remains a very real threat," Mr McGowan said.

"Western Australia is the envy of the world for our management of COVID-19, and we want to keep it that way."

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