Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 11:17 a.m.
By Monique Welhan
A crew member aboard a ship docked in Kwinana has tested positive for COVID-19.
The man, aged 20, was presented Sunday at Fiona Stanley Hospital for an unrelated illness and had no COVID-19 symptoms.
« He took a weak test and was sent back to the ship in isolation while further tests were being carried out, « said Prime Minister Mark McGowan.
» He was then found positive and removed from the ship and placed in (hotel) quarantine. «
Mr McGowan said the man had PPE when he was taken to the hospital and quarantine hotel, and health workers followed infection control processes.
There are 22 crew members on the Allegra ship that was scheduled to leave port at 10 p.m. last night.
Mr McGowan said there was a good chance more crew members could test positive and he would like the Allegra WA to leave as soon as possible.
The state government is working with federal agencies to ensure the departure of the Manage Allegra from the Kwinana Bulk Jetty.
Locals are being told to turn off their sprinklers starting today or else they run the risk of being fined $ 100.
Halls Head and Rockingham were among the top WA suburbs to see rent increases in May, according to the Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA).
Police are chasing a group of people who have committed a number of fraud cases in Perth and Mandurah.
Work is currently underway on the Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node project.
People driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs face new harsh penalties.
A local cheerleading company was devastated after its proceeds were stolen from a sausage sizzling in Bunnings, Baldivis over the weekend.
A crash and police incident caused delays on the Kwinana Freeway this morning.
A 28-year-old woman was killed in an accident in the southwest.
Two adults and two children were seriously injured in a crash southeast of Mandurah.
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