Crew Member From Al Messilah Livestock Carrier Docked In Fremantle Tests Positive For COVID-19

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A person has tested positive to COVID-19 on board a cargo ship in Fremantle.

There have been 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases overnight in Western Australia from return travellers to Perth who are in hotel quarantine.

On top of the new cases confirmed from tests overnight, Health Minister Roger Cook today confirmed a crew member from the Al Messilah livestock carrier docked in Fremantle has tested positive for COVID-19.

The crew member was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital in a charter bus for treatment of a non-COVID-19 condition yesterday and was tested on presentation as a precaution, which came back positive. This case will be counted in tomorrow’s numbers.

The individual has since been discharged into a state quarantine hotel.

The Department of Health is now working with Fremantle Ports and the shipping agent regarding the management of the vessels.

More to come.

Watch: WA Health Minister Roger Cook with a COVID-19 update regarding Fremantle Cargo Ship.

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Further details about the report can be found at health.wa.gov.au.

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