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New Zealand pauses travel bubble with Western Australia after virus case

New Zealand pauses travel bubble with Western Australia after virus case”

WA Health has confirmed the new Covid case is a male aged in his 40s, who got tested yesterday.

"As a result, all restaurants where cases have dined-in are of higher risk", WA Health said.

Kardinya, Kitchen Inn, April 18 between 12pm and 2pm.

Canberra has rejected Mr McGowan's suggestions that defence and immigration facilities be used and says they are simply inappropriate and unsuitable.

A Victorian man who acquired the virus in Perth hotel quarantine, a Perth friend of the man whose positive result was made known on Friday, and another WA person who had close contact with the Victorian man, whose result came through Saturday afternoon.

Western Australia's capital of Perth and the neighbouring Peel region will enter a snap three-day lockdown from midnight on Friday after two people tested positive for Covid-19, the first cases of community transmission in Australia in a week.

Mr McGowan said he hoped the lockdown would not need to be extended.

"But if we can all work together and do the right thing over the next few days, we'll increase our chances of stopping the virus in its tracks".

Tonight's NBL and Super Rugby games in Perth are going ahead and with 100 per cent capacity.

"This is an important and I think timely reminder to all of us, that this global pandemic is not over", Foley told reporters in Melbourne. CBD hotels are not fit-for-purpose quarantine facilities, and quarantine is the responsibility of the Commonwealth government under the Constitution.

"I have been calling for the Commonwealth's assistance with quarantine for many months now".

"We can not continue down this path for another year or beyond".

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Mr McGowan said there were 24 guests on the affected floor at the Mercure Hotel during the outbreak. Returned travellers, except from New Zealand, have to undergo two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine at their own expense.

"They have divested responsibility and handed it to the states", hesaid.

Three community cases are now linked to the Perth Mercure Hotel.

A pregnant mother and her four-year-old daughter who were staying across the corridor tested positive and remain in quarantine at the hotel.

"If symptoms develop, you should stay at home and get a test".

He travelled home to wife and two children, completing the test soon after. So far 27 close contacts have tested negative.

The man visited locations throughout the city, including popular tourist spot Kings Park, before leaving Perth on April 21.

Australia reported three locally acquired virus cases on Saturday, in WA.

Perth, in Western Australia.

Just after midnight, South Australia shut its border to people from Perth or Peel aside from permitted and essential travellers.

"All other people who have been in Perth and Peel should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after last being in the locations".

The federal government on Thursday announced restrictions on new arrivals from India, and McGowan said Western Australia would cut the number of returning Australians allowed into the state each week from overseas.



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