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Australia evacuated crew from coronavirus infected livestock ship

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 21, 2020
Australian officials were evacuating workers from a Kuwaiti flagged livestock ship docked off the country’s west coast on Tuesday after at least half the 52 crew tested positive for coronavirus.
Al Messilah
Evacuated   Al Messilah
The cluster of cases is the fourth outbreak detected aboard the livestock carrier Al Messilah arriving at a Western Australia port over the last month, in a state that has otherwise been free of the coronavirus for weeks.

“It is becoming clear that ships arriving with COVID-19 on board is one of the weakest links and the biggest risk to our way of life in Western Australia,” state Premier Mark McGowan told reporters in Perth.

The workers, from various countries, were taken from the Al Messilah ship directly into hotel quarantine, leaving just a skeleton staff aboard the ship, officials said.