NSW border reinstated, while WA records two new cases since Friday.

Mark McGowan slammed the border shut on NSW over the weekend, despite Christmas being just a week away.

It comes as WA records two cases over the weekend, both from overseas and in hotel quarantine.

As of Sunday evening, the State’s total active caseload sat at 11.

Since the pandemic began, WA has recorded 845 coronavirus cases.

But there has been no community transmission for more than 250 days.

Premier McGowan said he intended to keep it that way, closing the border to NSW to ensure the Northern Beaches cluster – which is now sitting at 68 cases – did not spread into WA.


“I know these changes are going to be hard to take for many people,” he said on Saturday.

“I know it will throw Christmas and reunion plans into disarray if it hasn’t already.

“I wish I didn’t have to be making this announcement but as Premier I have a responsibility for every Western Australian and I need to do what is right to keep our state safe and strong.”

The nation closes its doors to NSW

Other States followed WA’s measures and reinstated hard borders of their own.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday announced he would close the State’s borders to all of NSW, while Queensland made its announcement to close its border to greater Sydney just hours later.

SA, Tasmania, NT and the ACT announced quarantine and a mandatory test for all NSW travellers on arrival.

Further Perth news on SoPerth.com.au.