Covid outbreak strikes Australian aid ship bound for virus-free Tonga

Posted by on January 24, 2022 7:35 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Twenty-three sailors on HMAS Adelaide test positive as Peter Dutton says boat will be kept at sea to ensure no threat to the Pacific nation

There have been 23 cases of Covid-19 recorded among the crew of HMAS Adelaide, which departed Brisbane on Friday to deliver humanitarian aid to virus-free Tonga.

The wife of one member of the crew has said she only found out about the outbreak after the defence minister, Peter Dutton, appeared on Sky News this morning, with the line of communication to the ship cut right before his appearance.

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