Partner of Mid West Ports Authority chief contracts COVID-19

Geraldton Guardian
Mid West Ports Authority chief executive Rochelle Macdonald.
Camera IconMid West Ports Authority chief executive Rochelle Macdonald. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

The partner of Mid West Ports Authority chief executive officer Dr Rochelle Macdonald has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a media statement released tonight, the authority said the diagnosis was not linked to the single confirmed COVID-19 case in the Mid West.

Dr Macdonald has been in Queensland since March 12 and remains there with her partner, who fell sick and was tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from overseas.

Dr Macdonald has not tested positive.

“I am feeling fine and showing no symptoms of having contracted the virus,” she said in the statement.

“I remain in Queensland while my partner recovers after a visit overseas earlier in the month.

“I continue to lead the port during this challenging time. We have the systems and processes in place, in addition to an amazing team, that allows us to deliver a world class service while offering industry-benchmarked health and safety standards.

"Mid West Ports works hard to provide a safe and efficient service, not just in good times, but also in uncertain times like now.

“Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to minimise the impact of COVID-19 in our community.”


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