Western Australia lockdown is OVER after finding zero Covid cases all week despite fears a quarantine worker infected with the UK muta
Western Australia lockdown is OVER after finding zero Covid cases all week despite fears a quarantine worker infected with the UK mutant strain had spread it across Perth
Western Australia will end its five-day lockdown at 6pm after recording no new cases of Covid-19 on Friday.
The state recorded no new locally-acquired cases but one from a returned traveler, who is in hotel quarantine.
There were 8,307 tests overnight and nearly 50,000 tests since Sunday.
The five-day lockdown was sparked by just one confirmed case.
Of the 191 close contacts, 190 have returned negative results while one traveled overseas.
Meanwhile, 306 people out of the 317 casual contacts have returned negative results.
WA Premier Mark McGowan said he is ‘so relieved we have got this point’.
‘I can confirm we will exit lockdown at 6.00pm tonight. The only reason that could change was if local cases were recorded this afternoon,’ Mr McGowan said.
More to come.