The ten-year-old boy was one of the ELF Aussies infected with coronavirus in a single flight from the UK
The ten-year-old boy is one of the ELF Australians infected with coronavirus in a single flight from the UK
- The boy landed in Perth after traveling from the UK via Dubai
- He’s been in a quarantine hotel since he left the plane in Western Australia
- The state now has 21 active cases – 16 are residents and five are from the interstate
A 10-year-old boy is one of 11 Coronavirus-infected Australians who arrived in a single flight from the UK.
The boy and his family landed in Perth after traveling from the UK via Dubai on July 1.
He’s been in a quarantine hotel since leaving the plane in Western Australia, but tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday evening.
Eleven others on the international flight from Dubai also tested positive, bringing the state total to 21, of which 16 are residents and five are from the interstate.
On Tuesday, WA health minister Roger Cook (pictured) announced stricter restrictions on people traveling from Victoria
Western Australia has had a total of 621 cases and nine deaths since the pandemic started
On Tuesday, WA Secretary of Health Roger Cook announced stricter restrictions on people traveling from Victoria as the threat of a second wave looms.
As of Wednesday, people arriving from the southern state will need to wear face masks and be tested for the respiratory virus on arrival, then again 11 days later.
“This means doubling our potential spread of the virus from Victoria,” Cook said at a news conference.
“As of tomorrow, we will have staff and resources at the airport to collect swabs from people before they collect their luggage.”
On Friday, Western Australia banned anyone who had been in Victoria for the past 14 days to enter the state.
On Friday, Western Australia banned anyone who had been in Victoria for the past 14 days to enter the state. Pictured: Perth CBD when initial restrictions began to ease earlier this year
While state leaders claim they are trying to find a “compassionate approach” at the border barrier, several families have been stranded in Victoria and will have to apply for a special exemption to be allowed back into WA.
More than 29,000 people who have applied to enter WA from Victoria have been refused the application since Thursday, Brisbane Times reported.
The strict border closings do not apply to the rest of the country, but Mr Cook said he will monitor business in New South Wales.