EFESydney, Australia

An Australian ship carrying aid to Tonga, a Covid-19 free South Pacific country that was devastated by a powerful volcanic eruption and tsunami in mid January, detected a coronavirus outbreak among its crew, Australian authorities said Tuesday.

"We’ll work with the Tongan authorities to keep that vessel at sea to make sure that there’s no threat and obviously the Tongan government’s discussing that at the moment," Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton said on broadcaster Sky News. EFE