Perth & Peel Thrust Into Lockdown As Third Person Tests Positive

Delta variant confirmed


Article heading image for Perth & Peel Thrust Into Lockdown As Third Person Tests Positive

wa.gov.au

Perth and Peel have been plunged into lockdown overnight after a third positive case of the contagious Delta variant.

West Australia Premier Mark McGowan made the announcement on Monday night of a hard lockdown for at least four days as the situation rapidly evolved.

Lockdown in force across Perth and Peel as third Covid case recorded

A man in his 30's who worked and dined at the Indian Ocean Brewery in Perth's northern suburbs, where the returned traveller from Sydney had also visited on Tuesday June 22.

Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed the cases are linked with the Sydney outbreak and urged the community to use the SafeWA app.

Post

Mr McGowan said lockdown was the only choice to contain the delta strain.

"We hope this will be a circuit breaker, which will give our testers and contact tracers time to nail down a truer picture of how far this latest outbreak has spread," he said.

“I’m sorry it’s very disturbing but for the next four days you won’t be able to leave to go on holidays and that will no doubt upset many people and break many holiday plans but that’s unfortunately the world we’re in,”

- Mark McGowan

Exposure sites will continue to be updated on the HealthyWA website and people are encouraged to monitor for updates here

For Australians looking for intelligent and unbiased news coverage, join renowned journalist Natarsha Belling on Your Morning Agenda for breaking national and international stories as well as the top business and finance stories - every weekday from 6:30am on Listnr

Triple M Newsroom

28 June 2021

Article by:

Triple M Newsroom




Listen Live!
Up Next