EbeneNews – AU – Nurse meters away from infected crew member lacked PPE

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    Shocking footage shows West Australian healthcare worker next to infected person without any PPE, raising fears of an outbreak

    A bulk carrier is moored outside Port Hedland where a number of crew members are infected with COVID-19 Image: Ian Waldie / Getty Images Source: Getty Images

    A health worker from Western Australia was quarantined after failing to wear personal protective equipment when infected seafarers arrived in Port Hedland

    Images show the nurse a few feet from an infected crew member without PPE on Thursday, raising fears of a COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state

    « Within a meter we had a person without PPE nearby, so are we following the protocols correctly and is that person now in isolation? » he told Nine News

    « There is no risk, there is no resulting close contact issue, proper distance and time is maintained at all times, » he said

    There are new COVID fears for WA tonight In the past few hours, a health worker was quarantined because she was not wearing PPE when infected seafarers arrived in Port Hedland @jacquelinrobson # 9News photoTwittercom / 9J8wAOirsE

    Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan said the nurse who had been in the region for six days and initially tested negative for COVID-19 was in quarantine as a ‘precautionary measure’

    The number of COVID-19 cases linked to the bulk carrier off Port Hedland stands at 17

    There are now a dozen crew members in quarantine at the Hedland Hotel, 10 of whom have tested positive

    Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan says nurse is now in isolation Image: Joel Griffiths / NCA NewsWireSource: News Corp Australia

    Nine people remain on the Patricia Oldendorff as part of the essential crew, and seven of them have tested positive

    The ship, carrying 20 Filipino nationals and the captain, has been anchored nine nautical miles off the northwest coast of WA since September 16

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    EbeneNews – UA – The nurse a few feet from a crew member infected did not have PPE


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