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Perth man James Kwan named as first Australian to die from coronavirus

Retired travel agent James Kwan has been identified as the first Australian to die from the coronavirus. The 78 year old Perth man was diagnosed with the virus after being infected on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship.  Mr Kwan passed away on Sunday morning at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

The family has released a statement saying “My husband passed away peacefully knowing that his family loved him”

Presenter of “Remember When” Harvey Deegan and George Booth, former State President of the Australian Federation of Travel agents who both knew James paid tribute to him describing him as a kind, well travelled man who loved a joke.

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