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Cargo ship in lockdown off WA coast after crew member falls ill

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A cargo ship is in lockdown in waters off Western Australia after a crew member experienced flu-like symptoms overnight.

A cargo ship is in lockdown off Western Australia after a crew member experienced flu-like symptoms overnight.

The Matsuyama ship is docked at the Kwinana terminal in Fremantle with no one on board allowed to leave as they await the results of a coronavirus test for the unwell crew member.

9News Perth reports the unwell crew member is being isolated from the rest of the crew on board.

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It is not yet known how many are on board the vessel.

Earlier today a number of port workers at the CBH Kwinana Grain Terminal were also put into lockdown as a precaution. They have since been allowed to leave.

The crew member's COVID-19 test result is expected tomorrow.

The potential COVID-19 scare comes just hours after WA Premier Mark McGowan confirmed the state will reopen to NSW and Victoria from midnight tonight.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-wa-update-cargo-ship-in-lockdown-off-wa-coast-after-crew-member-falls-ill/bfec247a-6bc4-4371-a194-5308a396e746

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