Mark McGowan has provided the latest Perth COVID-19 update increasing the health risk and travel restrictions for Victoria, tougher restrictions for truck drivers entering the state and the announcement of a new vaccination clinic opening in Midland.
In positive news for Western Australia, there have been 0 new cases confirmed overnight, leaving Perth with 10 active cases within the state.
Mr McGowan as announced further positive news in relation to the two infected truck drivers who arrived in Western Australia last week from New South Wales.
“All 25 contexts of the New South Wales truckies have tested negative on the day five test. This is a welcome development,” said Mr McGowan.
Truck Driver Measures
Due to the high risk associated with truck drivers entering from high risk states will face increased testing measures.
“It’s a real risk we need to minimise as much as possible. That is why we’re tightening our testing rules for truck drivers at our borders from next week, all proxies from high or extreme risk jurisdictions that want to enter, Western Australia will have to have returned a negative PCR test undertaken within the prior three days, truck drivers who have not had a test will not be allowed to enter,” states Mr McGowan.
Victoria moves to high-risk
After a further 208 new cases recorded overnight, as of midnight Sunday, Victoria will be reclassified as high risk.
This means people approved to travel into Western Australia, from Victoria, will have to have proof of the negative COVID tests 72 hours prior to departure, proof of receipt of at least one vaccination does use the new G to G now AP and undergo COVID tests on days, two, and 12. These border changes are based on our updated health advice.
Midland Clinic to open
A Midland clinic will be open tomorrow for indigenous people and families, the facility will then be open to the entire general public from Monday.
“The clinic will not only be a boost to people in our western suburbs, but it will complement existing clinics rolling out 1000s of vaccines, every day with picking up the pace when it comes to getting more COVID vaccines into people’s arms, more than 1.8 million doses have been administered in Western Australia. This means more than 53% of the eligible population have had at least their first dose,” states Mr McGowan.
Watch: Mark McGowan with latest Perth COVID-19 update
More Perth news on SoPerth.com.au.