Pan Pacific hotel quarantine security guard has tested positive.
In the latest Perth COVID-19 Mark McGowan has announced a quarantine hotel security guard in his 20’s has tested positive to COVID-19.
Case 1001 lives in Nollamara, and during his potentially infectious period he lived with seven housemates. Two have returned positive test results as well.
He and his housemates have been moved into hotel quarantine.
What we know so far
Case 1,001 worked at the Pan Pacific Hotel on 24th, 25th and 26th of April.
Each day, his daily saliva test results were negative. He did not have any further shifts at the hotel over the next few days.
On his first day off, Tuesday April 27th – is the day our health authorities expect he could have been infectious in our community.
On the evening of Thursday the 29th April, he developed symptoms, which he thought was related to his COVID Pfizer vaccine.
On Friday morning he went to a Hotel Quarantine facility for his weekly PCR test and that test result came back this morning and was confirmed to be positive.
During this period, seven other people were living in this house, including two guests from Canberra. Late this morning those seven people were tested and their results returned just after 1.30pm today. Out of the seven housemates, two have returned a positive result, the other five are so far negative.
How the security guard acquired the virus is unknown at this stage.
Known locations from Case 1001
Contact tracing teams are now investigating all close contacts of Case 1001 and a full list of known locations will be made available shortly.
Updates will be provided via wa.gov.au.
Will Perth be going back into lockdown?
At this stage Perth has avoided moving into a lockdown, though Mark McGowan mentioned there will be an update on this tomorrow morning.
Due to this evolving situation, it has been announced we will revert to ther mask rules as they were yesterday, as an extra precaution.
That means, people in Perth and Peel – and anyone from Perth and Peel in other regions of WA – must wear a mask inside and outside.
Children 12 and under are exempt, are as other exempt people, and when doing vigorous exercise outdoors.
“We need everyone to do the right thing here. Wear your mask, use SafeWA, practise the COVID-safe principles and get tested if unwell or you have been to an exposure site.
“Please. I’m urging everyone to do the right thing,” said Mr MGowan.
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