An international crew member on a vessel in waters off Karratha, on Western Australia’s northwest coast, has returned positive COVID-19 test result.
- A crew member on board the Aquagenie tested positive for COVID-19
- He will be transferred to Royal Perth Hospital later today
- The ship remains in Commonwealth waters off the WA coast
The man, in his 50s, is a crew member on board the Aquagenie bulk carrier, which is currently sitting in Commonwealth waters.
WA Premier Mark McGowan said the man became unwell last Thursday and underwent a rapid COVID-19 test which returned a positive result.
He was then brought to shore on the April 11 and taken to the Karratha Health Campus, where a rapid PCR test also returned a positive result.