Qld Health to treat COVID-infected crew by boarding tanker

Queensland Health will treat infected crew members on board a ship off the Sunshine Coast after 12 people tested positive for COVID-19, including a man whose body washed ashore in Vanuatu.

Authorities were expecting the Inge Kosan bulk liquids tanker to arrive in coming days, with Queensland Health staff to board the ship to assess crew members.

At least 15 wharfies boarded the boat to conduct routine port activities before disembarking.Credit:Nine News

A Queensland Health spokesman said staff would board once it was safe to do so.

“As always, any health workers who come into contact with confirmed or potential cases will take every precaution, including wearing full PPE,” he said.

“Decisions regarding treatment of confirmed cases will…

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