During state controlled border arrangements, travel from these states to WA will not be permitted unless authorized in exceptional circumstances.
“The border changes are based on health advice in light of the rapid growth in cases in both Queensland and South Australia,” McGowan said.
The state has registered a new case of COVID-19, said Prime Minister Mark McGowan.
This case is a 27-year-old man who is a backpacker.
“So far, we know he was a close contact in an existing case,” McGowan said.
“He shared a bathroom with that person. That man is not vaccinated.
“It is believed that he has been contagious in the community, so therefore there are additional exposure sites.”
McGowan said the details of these exposure sites will be uploaded to the WA Health website.
Sir. McGowan said it was “widely acknowledged” at today’s emergency national cabinet meeting that WA is in “a very different position” compared to other states and territories.
“While WA has in principle accepted the changes of test and close contacts, these new options will only be implemented in Western Australia at a later date,” he said.
“With thousands of daily cases (in other states), Western Australia is not in that position.
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“It is accepted and understood by the National Cabinet, and therefore WA will continue with our existing test, isolation and close contact settings until further notice.
“The premiere said that if the state is to move to the national framework, that’s what they want to do.