Australian city of Perth to enter snap 3-day lockdown

Australia's Perth to enter snap lockdown after second Covid-19 case

Australia's Perth to enter snap lockdown after second Covid-19 case

A pregnant woman and her four-year-old daughter have also tested positive after their stay in WA, having contracted the virus from an infected couple who had returned from India and were staying in a room opposite them.

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McGowan said he has requested the federal government to cut the number of worldwide arrivals per week into Western Australia to 512 from 1,025.

"The hotel quarantine system, despite all of its improvements, has to face increasingly complex variants of concern", Foley said.

The man - who is asymptomatic - was moved on Thursday at his request to The Holiday Inn on Flinders Street, which functions as a "health hotel" for worldwide arrivals with Covid-19.

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A full list of venues can be found at the WA Health website.

Mr McGowan revealed the man may have been infectious for five days in Perth.

The first case related to a man in Melbourne who likely contracted the disease during his two-week quarantine stay at a Perth hotel.

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The Victorian man will be included in Victoria's Covid-19 figures for Friday, which will be released on Saturday, bringing to an end the state's 56-day run of no locally-acquired community transmission.

"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.

He was contacted upon arrival at Melbourne Airport by Western Australian health authorities, who instructed him to get tested and isolate.

"A friend has, who is a close contact, had a rapid Covid test today".

Mr Foley said the man wore a mask while on the flight and travelling through the airport.

The government's decision to pause travel comes after Western Australia premier Mark McGowan confirmed in a press conference shortly before 7pm NZT that Perth along with the Peel region would enter a three-day lockdown tonight after a hotel quarantine outbreak led to community transmission.

Health officials said genomic sequencing was underway to trace the source.

An MIQ hotel in Perth has seen guests on the same floor contract the virus from travellers from India.

'The virus was transmitted in hotel quarantine at the Mercure Hotel Perth, as two sets of guests, in rooms opposite each other, had the same sequence of virus - despite arriving from different countries at different times, ' it said in a statement.

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