Sumary of ‘We are not at that point yet’: McGowan refrains from locking off WA to rest of Australia:
- State government seeks solutions to COVID-19 ship infiltrationTwo more crew members of the BBC California, currently docked at Fremantle, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
- Ten out of 14 seafarers from the ship, which came to Australia via Delta-variant stricken Indonesia, have now returned positive tests for the virus while the remaining four have completed serology testing showing they have yet to catch COVID-19.The BBC California is currently docked in Fremantle.
- The Premier said the state was in conversations with the federal government on how best to manage ship arrivals after several vessels arrived in WA in the past month carrying positive cases.
- About 25 stevedores are also being contacted by health authorities after a cargo ship, the Mattina, which was in WA from July 10 to 12 reported nine positive cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand overnight.