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Yikes: Western Australia enters snap five-day lockdown following mystery COVID case

Yikes: Western Australia enters snap five-day lockdown following mystery COVID case”

The snap lockdown was called after a security guard working at a hotel quarantine site tested positive for Covid-19, likely to be the United Kingdom variant.

A "full lockdown" means that residents in the entire Perth metropolitan area, the Peel Region, and the South-West region must follow strict stay at home orders.

"This is a very serious situation, and each and every one of us has to do everything we personally can to help stop the spread in the community", McGowan said. Of those four cases we have at least three confirmed variant strains, two United Kingdom and one South African. As the man had worked two 12-hour shifts on January 26 and 27, it was possible he had contracted the United Kingdom strain, the Premier added, though he said "exactly how the infection was acquired remains under investigation".

"These are encouraging signs but it is still early days", state Premier Mark McGowan told reporters.

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SA's hard border remains in place for anyone who has been in greater Perth, and only South Australians returning home, people relocating long term or people granted exemptions are allowed to enter SA from the region.

While the rest of the world has been upended by Covid-19, here in Perth we have felt like we've existed outside of the pandemic, enjoying a carefree lifestyle due to state of Western Australia going 10 months without an infection.

Authorities have identified 66 people who had close contact with the security guard, and they have all been ordered to quarantine for 14 days.

As of Monday, Australia has registered a total of 28,811 coronavirus cases and 909 deaths. This lockdown will last until 6:00pm on Friday.

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