The latest Perth COVID-19 update sees Perth go into 3-day lockdown.
WA Premier Mark McGowan today announced Perth will again have COVID-19 restrictions implemented due to an emerging and serious situation with a Perth hotel quarantine outbreak.
On the 15th of April a Perth hotel quarantine individual returned a negative test and on the 17th was released following negative results.
The individual has then spent time in the Perth community from the 17th to the 21st before flying to Melbourne where it was later confirmed he had returned a positive test.
It is now considered that the individual was positive within the community as a close contact he stayed with after being released from hotel quarantine has since returned a positive COVID-19 test herself.
A more detailed summary of the locations and specifics times will be released later today, when that information is finalised by the contact tracing team.
Perth 3-Day Lockdown
Perth and Peel to go into 3 day lockdown from midnight tonight.
Mr McGowan stated there will be four reasons to leave your house:
- Work if you can’t work from home or remotely
- Shopping for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies
- Medical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable
- Exercise with a maximum of four people, limited to one hour per day
Following venues and facilities within the Perth and Peel region will be closed:
- Pubs, bars and clubs, except takeaway
- Gyms and indoor sporting venues, no community sport is permitted
- Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor recreational facilities
- Cinemas, entertainment venues and casinos
- Large religious gatherings and places of worship
- Libraries and cultural institutions
Masks will be mandatory from 6pm tonight, Mr McGowan says.
Anzac Dawn Services in Perth and Peel cancelled
Mr McGowan has announced Anzac Dawn services will be cancelled this year in Perth and Peel.
“I encourage everyone to take part in the driveway Dawn Service again this year. We will monitor this very closely here on and continue to assess the situation as more information comes to light.”
McGowan asks PM for international arrivals to be reduced
“Today I contacted the Prime Minister and have requested that our international arrivals be halved from 1,025 a week to 512 a week for the next month,” Mr McGowan said.
More to come.
Watch: WA Premier Mark McGowan with an urgent COVID-19 announcement.
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