Recap of Perth COVID-19 news from Perth Lockdown Day 4.
Today was a quiet day and then a busy day on the Perth COVID-19 front.
Earlier today Mark McGowan announced Western Australia had again recorded zero new local COVID-19 cases overnight, providing promising signs that Perth could come out of full lockdown on Friday after four consecutive days of zero local cases.
A total of over 37,000 tests have been conducted over the duration of the Perth lockdown to date with still 0 new cases identified.
Though Mr McGowan was quick to point out that things won’t be back straight away.
“I need to stress that it will be a little longer before things go back to the way we’ve become used to.”
There were however 2 new cases recorded from international travellers returning to Perth.
Premier Mark McGowan is meeting with the State Disaster Council on Thursday afternoon to finalise a plan for the lifting of restrictions within the Perth, Peel and South-West regions.
Mr McGowan said he expected schools to go back on Monday, pending no further infections, however, local businesses hit hard and sudden by the immediate lockdown are yet to understand their fate until a Mr McGowan reveals the post-lockdown roadmap.
The public though won’t have to wait long for the post-lockdown transition plan with Mark McGowan set to go live from 840pm tonight to provide a COVID-19 update and details on the post-lockdown roadmap.
Two new hotspots identified though expected to be low risk
Case 903 and contract tracing have also identified two more sites added to the Perth COVID-19 hotspots.
- Coles Express North Perth between 9pm and 10pm on Monday, January 25
- Spudshed Morley between 10pm and 11pm on January 25
The Health Department have stated the guard was unlikely infectious on January 25 adding the locations “as a precaution only”.
More COVID-19 vaccines on the way
Scott Morrison announces Australia has doubled its Pfizer vaccine volumes.
Australia has gone from expecting 10 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to 20 million after Scott Morrison announced the Government today had secured an extra 10 million doses from the pharmaceutical giant.
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