Authorities in Western Australia are frantically trying to locate and test more than 300 people who came into contact with a potentially infectious man who caught COVID-19 in a. The Perth and Peel regions are in a snap lockdown after the friends and family in and around the city.
He Federal Government, demanding it “step up” and quarantine overseas arrivals in dedicated Commonwealth facilities rather than CBD hotels.yesterday after returning to Melbourne. Western Australia said the state was “not out of the woods yet”. The Premier also sprayed at the
Two WA cases in the last 24 hours
On Saturday afternoon, Mr. McGowan said two newhad been reported in WA in the last 24 hours. One was a woman who and was in hotel quarantine. The other was a woman in her 40s, a receptionist, a previously announced close contact of the Victorian man.
“He spent time with her and traveled around with her a bit over the five days,” Mr. McGowan said. Authorities in WA are part way through identifying and testing 337 contacts of the man and woman in Perth. Of those, 71 are close connections, 109 are casual contacts, and the remainder hasn’t been determined. So far, 27 close contacts have tested negative, the Premier said.
“Not out of the woods.”
“I know it has been difficult, and I know it has been frustrating,” said Mr. McGowan about the lockdown. “These are encouraging signs, but we’re not out of the woods yet, particularly with the number of contacts we await.
“I will repeat, anyone who has visited the list of potential exposure sites should getlisted potential exposure locations throughout Perth on the Healthy WA website.
household contacts – which saw him landing from Perth and getting his result – had been tested in Melbourne and had come up negative. The man tried cheerfully after completing 14 days of Hotel.
A pregnant woman and her four-year-old daughter tested positive after their stay, having contracted theand stayed opposite them.
Mr. McGowan said all the other people on the same floor of theand were harmful to the virus. As are the staff who worked on that floor. At least 60 motorists were stopped by kicked in at 2 am.
The Premier swiped at thein Canberra, saying it, not the states, had ultimate responsibility for hotel quarantine. “I have been calling for the Commonwealth’s assistance with quarantine for many months.
“CBD hotels are not fit for purpose. Several Commonwealth facilities would be more suitable for quarantine purposes.” Mr. McGowan has previously flagged using as a quarantine camp for overseas arrivals.
“The pandemic will be here for at least the rest of this year,” Mr. McGowan added. “It is time for the Commonwealth to step up and help. “My government stands ready to work with them and help establish Commonwealth . However, it’s unclear how that would work in practice, given that international flights land in Perth.
“It is the only way to helpfurther. We cannot continue down this path for another or beyond.” Mr. McGowan also said he had written to the Commonwealth asking them to to Perth by half each week. He said he wants to go from over 2000 people landing weekly to 1025.
Victoria, New, Queensland, South Australia, and the Northern Territory introduced new restrictions following the WA outbreak. The Victorian demand that its residents returning from WA go into 14 days of goes far beyond the measures being enacted in WA itself, where people will be able to emerge from lockdown early on Tuesday.
Non-Victorians must go intoflight is arranged. The state’s who had been in the Perth and Peel regions between April 17 and 23 must get a test within 72 hours and isolate until a negative result.
Anyone who visited the Qantas terminal (terminal 1) atbetween 7 pm and 7.30 pm on Wednesday, April 21, must be tested and isolated until they get a negative result. In NSW, those arriving in Sydney from WA must complete a declaration form from Service NSW’s website, which confirms they have not attended a venue of concern.
Passengers who have been to any of the locations of concern listed by the Westernwill be told to be tested and self-isolate immediately. Other passengers should isolate until Perth’s lockdown is completed on Tuesday.
The Queensland government has said anyone in the state who has been in thesince April 17 must get tested, self-isolate, and comply with WA’s lockdown restrictions.
South Australia said anyone who visited any locations listed on the Western Australia Department of Health website at the specifiedshould get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible and isolated until they get a negative result. They should also get tested again on day five and day 13. The Northern Territory said people arriving from the from midnight musto go into mandatory quarantine.