Wednesday, December 8, 2021

WA reimposes restrictions after one new case of Covid-19 recorded

A physiotherapist in Perth has tested positive for Covid-19 after visiting a Bondi cafe, prompting the West Australian government to reimpose some restrictions for at least three days. Health Minister Roger Cook said it was believed the woman had the Delta strain of the virus. “We are treating this situation seriously,” Mr. Cook told reporters on Sunday.

Mr. Cook said the woman had done everything right.

Restrictions will apply for the Perth and Peel regions from noon.

Among the restrictions are 150 people for gatherings and no crowd at Optus Stadium for the West Coast Eagles versus Western Bulldogs match later on Sunday.

Masks will also be mandatory indoors, and the 2 sqm rule is returning.

It was just last week that Western Australia moved to phase five — effectively lifting all restrictions except travel to remote Aboriginal communities.

“We know many of you will be disappointed by this news, but the health of our community is our priority,” Optus Stadium tweeted.

“We’ll see you back at the stadium as soon as government advice allows.”

More to come

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