McGowan Has Announced There Will Be No Perth Lockdown

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Latest Perth COVID-19 update from Premier Mark McGowan as he announced there will be no Perth Lockdown.

Perth was holding its breath overnight after three positive cases were confirmed on Saturday afternoon. 

One of the cases was a security guard working at a quarantine hotel, the other two were his room mates.

It is the second quarantine leak in less than two weeks.

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The man was infectious and walking around Perth on April 27 to 30.

So why no immediate lockdown?

Mark McGowan did not snap Perth into immediate lockdown after the cases were confirmed on Saturday. 

His reasoning was that there had been less movement in Perth over the past week because of the lockdown enforced over the ANZAC Day long weekend.

“What has helped enormously is that, due to the interim restrictions we have had in place since Tuesday, they have significantly reduced movement in the community and everyone has been wearing masks,” he said on Saturday.

“That gives us some confidence that the risk of transmission is significantly lower than it would normally be.”

What changed overnight?

In a press conference on Sunday, Mr McGowan revealed the risk was low and he would not put Perth into lockdown.

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He said 20 close contacts of the security guard were identified, of which 16 were categorised as “high risk”.

And information about the two room mates of the security guard also came to light.

Both worked shifts as food delivery drivers.

However, he said the the risk of delivery drivers passing on the virus was low because they were only at restaurants for such short times. 

What now?

Restrictions mean no huge sporting event like the Western Derby scheduled to host 45,000 people tonight .

Nightclubs will also be closed.

“We cannot underestimate this virus. We cannot be complacent. We need to follow the health advice,” Mr McGowan said.

Known COVID-19 exposure locations

Update on the latest known public exposure sites so far for Case 1001 can be found below.

Locations as of 2/5 10:00am

LocationDate of concernTime of concern
Nollamara: Pharmacy 777 – 84 Hillsborough Drive30/04/20214.00pm – 5.00pm
Mirrabooka: Mirrabooka Mosque: Masjid Al Taqwa30/04/20211.15pm – 2.00pm
Madeley: Puma – 186 Wanneroo Rd30/04/202111.45am – 12.15pm
Banksia Grove: Liberty Fuel, corner of Porrecta link and Pinjar Rd30/04/202110.00am – 10.30am
Wanneroo: Brookside Medical Centre30/04/2021 8.00am – 9.00am
Nollamara: Pharmacy 777 – 84 Hillsborough Drive29/04/20216.00pm – 7.00pm
Balcatta: Coles –  Prime West Northlands Shopping Centre29/04/20214.30pm – 5.15pm
Scarborough: Caltex – 74 Scarborough Beach Rd29/04/20211.15pm – 1.45pm
Victoria Park: All Night Pizza Cafe28/04/2021 10.00pm – 12.00am
Joondanna: Agha Juice café28/04/20216.50pm – 8.00pm
Morley: Event Cinemas – Galleria Shopping Centre28/04/20216.45pm – 7.15pm
Balcatta: Coles – Prime West Northlands Shopping Centre28/04/20212.00pm – 3.00pm
Balcatta: Smokemart – Prime West Northlands Shopping Centre, 28/04/20211.30pm – 3.15pm
Balcatta: Northlands Fresh – Prime West Northlands Shopping Centre28/04/20211.30pm – 3.15pm
Westminster: Spudshed – Stirling Shopping Centre28/04/20211.30am – 2.30am
Westminster: Spudshed – Stirling Shopping Centre27/04/2021 5.15pm – 6.00pm
Victoria Park: Swan Taxi Victoria Park27/04/20211.50pm – 2.45pm

Unless you are advised by WA Health that you are a close contact who needs to self-quarantine for a full 14 days, if you have been at any of the below locations at the times specified you need to attend a COVID clinic for testing and isolate at home until you receive a negative result.

If you have not yet been contacted by Public Health Operations please call 13 COVID (13 26843). Public Health Operations will provide guidance on testing and quarantine requirements.

For further information visit

Feature image: AAP Image/Richard Wainwright

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