Security guards will now have the power to stop people leaving the hotels and breaching a quarantine direction.

Acting WA Premier Roger Cook today announced in the latest Perth COVID-19 update that security guards at WA quarantine hotels will be given specific powers to stop people leaving the hotels and breaching a quarantine direction.

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This amendment comes off the back of a review was announced on Sunday after returned overseas traveller Jenny D’Ubis walked out unopposed from a low-security quarantine hotel in the city on Saturday.

The Health Department will also review the physical barriers stopping people from leaving hotels.

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More to come.

Watch: Acting Premier and Health Minister Roger Cook with a COVID-19 update following a review of the State hotel quarantine operation.

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