WA records 10 new COVID-19 cases, all from docked tanker
Western Australia has recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19, all from an infected tanker docked in Fremantle.
All 22 crew members from the Stolt Sakura have been tested, with 12 returning positive tests.
Six crew members are in Fiona Stanley Hospital, with two in intensive care in a serious but stable condition.
All other crew members will remain in isolation on the tanker unless they need to be transferred for medical treatment.
Eight of the crew are fully vaccinated, and of those only one returned a positive test, and they remain isolated on the vessel.
Meanwhile a close contact of a diplomat who recently returned from Serbia has also tested positive for the virus, with nine other close contacts testing negative.
Health Minister Roger Cook said there’s no need for a lockdown.
“All close contacts are in quarantine where they will remain for fourteen days.
“Our health authorities advise that this is an extremely low public health risk, but we’re not taking any chances and all precautions are being taken just to make sure we keep everyone safe.”