WA declares three-day lockdown

Western Australia state Premier Mark McGowan (C) speaks to media announcing that 72 homes have been destroyed by fires, in Perth on February 3, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Collens / AFP)

2021-04-23 12:45:42

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has introduced a three-day lockdown within the Perth and Peel areas beginning midnight tonight (native time). Masks have been made obligatory from 6pm (native time).

Western Australia state Premier Mark McGowan (C) speaks to media announcing that 72 homes have been destroyed by fires, in Perth on February 3, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Collens / AFP)

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Police Commissioner Chris Dawson mentioned public sporting occasions throughout the identical interval would solely be allowed to have skilled gamers and officers in attendance. Neighborhood members won’t be allowed into these venues.

It follows information a person contracted the virus in a Perth lodge quarantine and flew to Melbourne.

The Victorian man is the third particular person to be contaminated with the highly-transmissible UK pressure whereas staying on the sixth ground of the Mercure Resort Perth.

The 54-year-old man left lodge quarantine on 17 April however didn’t return to Melbourne till 21 April.

McGowan mentioned that meant he spent as much as 5 days locally infectious.

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