Fears a Western Australian couple from a now infamous Sydney cruise ship have coronavirus have proved to be unfounded after they stayed in the south-west and were then involved in a car crash on Monday.
A South Australia Police media liaison spokesman said the couple in their 70s were transported to the Bordertown hospital after being involved in a single vehicle accident with a tree on Monday morning.
The couple were in a four-wheel-drive on the Riddoch Highway near Willalooka when the accident happened about 9.30am.
The media liaison spokesman said the couple left the Ruby Princess cruise ship last Thursday after it docked in Sydney last week and travelled to Adelaide to collect their caravan.
About 2700 people disembarked from the ship, some coughing and spluttering. More than 130 passengers have since tested positive to the COVID-19 virus and one died.
After picking up their caravan, the couple then stayed at The Grampians for a couple of days.
It was also reported they stayed overnight in Portland.
"They were self-isolation after leaving the cruise ship in Sydney. They are not infected and they were not seriously injured," the police spokesman said.
"The 70-year-old woman was driving when the accident happened. There was also a 72-year-old male passenger and they were both transported to the Bordertown hospital.
"It expected they'll eventually head back to Western Australia but when or how that actually happens remains to be seen," he said.
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