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New strain covid on ship Queensland

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Printed Date: January 24 2021 at 10:11am

Topic: New strain covid on ship Queensland
Posted By: Pixie
Subject: New strain covid on ship Queensland
Date Posted: October 21 2020 at 3:15pm -

A cargo ship has been forced to anchor off the Sunshine Coast amid concerns a previously undetected strain of COVID-19 is on board.

Key points:

    The Sofrana Surville has been forced to anchor off the Sunshine Coast after being linked to a mystery COVID-19 case in NZ
    An engineer tested positive with a strain of COVID-19 "never before seen" in NZ
    The crew is being tested today, with hopes contact tracing can shed light on how the crew member got infected

The ship, Sofrana Surville, sailed into Australian waters from New Zealand via Noumea on Monday.

An engineer who worked on the Sofrana as well as another ship tested positive to coronavirus in New Zealand on the weekend.

Genomic testing of the engineer's virus found it had never before been detected in New Zealand.

NZ Health Director-General Ashley Bloomfield reported today that the country had 25 new COVID-19 cases, two of which were linked to the engineer who came into contact with the Sorfana.

He said one of those people was infected despite only spending moments witho the port worker.

"Really we're talking about a few minutes in the same room," Dr Bloomfield said.

Posted By: carbon20
Date Posted: October 21 2020 at 4:18pm

Seems like cargo ships are  the chink in Australias armour.....

At least we aware of it

Stay safe all 😷😉

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.🖖

Marcus Aurelius

Posted By: roni3470
Date Posted: October 23 2020 at 11:23am

Keep us updated on this one!  The thought of a new strain is always scary to me because a mutation in the 2nd wave in 1918 is what made it become more lethal!

NOW is the Season to Know

that Everything you Do

is Sacred

Posted By: KiwiMum
Date Posted: October 23 2020 at 3:27pm

What is key about this new strain is that the port worker who contracted it here in NZ was young and healthy and was wearing full PPE and only spent a few minutes with the man. Less than 5 minutes. And still he contracted it. Now that's scary.

You can't fix stupid.

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