Premier Mark McGowan has repeated calls to keep international borders closed as four international travelers tested positive for COVID-19 last night.
WA Premier Mark McGowan addresses the media after difficult interstate boundaries collapse. Source: Western Australia
Mark McGowan said this morning that four international travelers had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus last night as more than 2,000 people took advantage of the difficult border hike to cross into Western Australia.. .
The Premier said that there were few delays as families were happily reunited due to eight-month border restrictions.
Three were from Western Australia and one from Queensland had tested positive for the COVID virus after traveling from abroad in a hotel quarantine.
“What the overnight test results show is that international arrivals from Australians clearly pose the greatest danger to the state,” McGowan said..
« Making sure anyone returning from abroad is sealed is the right way to go. It keeps us safe, and it ensures that we can test and protect our citizens.
Under the new controlled border arrangements in Western Australia, travelers from all states except Victoria and New South Wales can enter without needing to self-isolate for 14 days.
by 4. At 30 am, 2,087 people arrived in Australia from within Australia by road or air, including 1,392 on 14 domestic flights..
Mr McGowan said 449 international travelers also arrived on four different flights, with around 1,000 Australians returning to Perth each week..
He repeated his call to keep the nation’s international borders closed for another year, until a vaccine was released.
“We hope by the end of next year to introduce it to all of our citizens. Why not wait until then before we start opening international borders.
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World News – Australia – Coronavirus WA: International travelers still pose the greatest risk, according to Mark McGowan, amid four other cases of coronavirus
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