Perth COVID-19 Update Roger Cook

Perth COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases & Strict Testing For New South Wales Travellers

WA has now recorded a total of 648 COVID-19 confirmed cases.
Perth COVID-19 Update Roger Cook
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Latest Perth COVID-19 update from WA Health Minister Roger Cook.

WA Health Minister Roger Cook provided the media today with the latest Perth COVID-19 update confirming 2 news cases and stricter testing for New South Wales travellers into Western Australia.

There were 2 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in WA overnight. 1 case related to a returning international traveller and the other a West Australian returning from Victoria and was isolating at home.

WA has now recorded a total of 648 COVID-19 confirmed cases.

With a further 3 recoveries recorded overnight, WA now has 26 active cases and a total of 613 individuals recovered from COVID-19.

Travel from New South Wales

Following in the footsteps of the travel restrictions put in place for Victorian travellers into Western Australia – New South Wales will no face immediate travel restrictions into WA.

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  • All arrivals who have been in New South Wales at any point in the past 14 days will be subject to 2 mandatory COVID-19 tests – one upon arrival and one on day 11 of their quarantine.
  • As with arrivals from all places, travellers will be subject to 14 days of quarantine – at home if practicable or at a hotel if not.
  • As of Monday 20 July, the list of exemptions allowed for travellers from NSW will be limited to the same categories as currently apply to Victoria.

Only specific essential workers, transport and freight workers and people approved by the State Emergency Coordinator, on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, will be permitted to enter WA if they have been to either Victoria or NSW.

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Mr Cook also stressed to the Western Australia public “West Australians should reconsider any travel to the East. Don’t go, because we can’t guarantee you will be allowed to come back when plan to.”

Watch: Health Minister Roger Cook provides Perth COVID-19 case update and New South Wales travel restrictions

WA COVID-19 update

#BREAKING: There are two new cases of COVID-19 in WA, Health Minister Roger Cook says. One is a returned overseas traveller and one is a West Australian who has returned from Victoria and has been isolating at home.

Posted by ABC Perth on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Further Perth COVID-19 news coverage on SoPerth.com.au.

Feature image: AAP Image/Richard Wainwright.

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