Concerning new details emerge about Covid cases in community

Concerning new details emerge about Covid cases in community

"I want to avoid going into lockdown again - I know how much it can impact people's lives and businesses - but if we need to go back into lockdown we will", he said.

There are no new locally acquired cases in Western Australia.

All direct passenger flights from Perth were grounded last night, after an MIQ security guard in Perth and his two housemates tested positive for Covid-19.

That includes Sunday's AFL western derby between West Coast and Fremantle at the 60,000-capacity Optus Stadium, which will be allowed to host a 75 per cent capacity crowd.

Premier Mark McGowan said the state's capital city, which last week emerged from a three-day snap lockdown after reporting one COVID-19 infection, was on high alert and a new lockdown was a real prospect.

Flights between Western Australia and New Zealand can resume as early as Monday, health authorities have announced.

If you were at a location of interest at a specified time and you are still in Perth and are planning to travel to New Zealand, you are asked to follow the Western Australia health advice regarding isolation and testing on the above website.

A baby boy has been diagnosed with Covid in hotel quarantine after arriving in Western Australia from overseas with his parents.

Since the pandemic began, the total number of tests processed by laboratories in New Zealand is now 2.02 million.

Health experts at the University of Otago said there were steps New Zealand could take to lower the risk of any potential quarantine breaches.

Earlier it was announced Perth had avoided a lockdown. However, he said a lockdown could be enforced if the situation changed.

"It has significantly reduced the risk of transmission in our community". Five other close contacts have so far tested negative.

One of the food delivery workers also attended cooking classes at the Perth College of Business and Technology on April 27 and 28, Mr McGowan said.

Eligible staff members included those recently rehired for the transtasman travel bubble, as well as cabin crew, pilots, airport, cargo and line maintenance employees in Auckland and Christchurch.

The four new cases of COVID-19 reported since the ministry's last update on Friday, were recent returnees in managed isolation facilities.

Meanwhile, 27 travellers who were at Brisbane Airport when two red zone travellers entered the green zone have been asked to get tested for Covid-19.

Contact tracers had identified 397 passengers across three flights that had left Brisbane International Airport following the breach, of which 27 had been in touch with Healthline and advised to self-isolate.

A security guard working at the Pan Pacific quarantine hotel in Perth and two of his household contacts have tested positive to coronavirus.

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