Queensland has recorded two more active coronavirus cases after two crew from a cargo ship off the Sunshine Coast were brought ashore for treatment.
The two positive cases on board the Sofrana Surville were confirmed yesterday after testing was carried out on the vessel.
It brings the total number of active cases in Queensland to six.
“We were well aware of their positive test results,” Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said.
“Now that they are on the mainland they are counted in Queensland’s numbers”.
The alarm was raised about the ship after an engineer, who lives in New Zealand, tested positive for the virus on the weekend after working on the vessel there.
The ship was ordered to anchor off the Sunshine Coast instead of docking in Brisbane as planned.