WA COVID update: Two more local cases detected, including an infectious man in the community

WA COVID update: Two more local cases detected, including an infectious man in the community

WA recorded two new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, including a man who went to a hospital emergency department. The man, in his 60s, vaccinated and living with four other men, was contagious in the community and believed to be linked to the growing Omicron outbreak known as the ‘Cockburn cluster’. It was not yet clear … Read more

Canberra records 1,467 new cases of COVID-19

Canberra records 1,467 new cases of COVID-19

COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined slightly in the ACT, while infections remain stable in the nation’s capital. There were 1,467 new cases recorded in Canberra on Wednesday, including 654 from PCR tests and 813 from rapid antigen tests. The number of new cases fell slightly from the single-day record of 1,860 infections reported on Tuesday. It … Read more

City to Surf fun-run canceled for the third consecutive year

City to Surf fun-run canceled for the third consecutive year

Perth’s popular city surf race has been canceled for the third consecutive year. The Chevron-sponsored event is the latest to be canceled amid uncertainty over how WA will deal with the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The cancellation is a blow to disability service provider Activ, as the event is their biggest annual fundraiser. However, Activ … Read more

The Australia Day Skyworks in the city of Perth remains for now, but unvaccinated punters have been warned to stay away

The Australia Day Skyworks in the city of Perth remains for now, but unvaccinated punters have been warned to stay away

Skyworks remains “all systems working”, but the unvaccinated were asked to move away from the banks of the Swan River on January 26. Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the annual Australia Day fireworks display remained on track despite a growing outbreak of Omicron in Perth’s southern suburbs – but revealed that 80 ‘COVID marshals … Read more

Home of WA Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson allegedly vandalized with graffiti

Home of WA Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson allegedly vandalized with graffiti

Western Australia’s most senior doctor reportedly had his home vandalized amid fears anti-vaxxers were responsible. NCA NewsWire understands threatening messages were allegedly spray-painted on the home of Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson. “An incident of vandalism was reported to WA Police over the weekend and this matter is being investigated by police,” a WA Health … Read more

COVID-19: mask mandate extended to southwest as exposure sites expand

COVID-19: mask mandate extended to southwest as exposure sites expand

Mask-wearing will be extended to the South West from 6 p.m. Monday in response to a growing number of exposure sites in the region. The announcement comes less than four hours after Premier Mark McGowan said health advice suggested face coverings were not yet needed in the South West. A statement from the McGowan government … Read more

WA COVID update: Premier Mark McGowan warns West Australians to expect to wear masks ‘for the long haul’ – Reuters

WA COVID update: Premier Mark McGowan warns West Australians to expect to wear masks ‘for the long haul’ – Reuters

WA COVID update: Premier Mark McGowan warns West Australians to expect to wear masks ‘long term’western australia Mask mandate returns as authorities warn Perth Omicron outbreak could be difficult to containToday Mark McGowan calls for higher test numbers amid Omicron waveSky News Australia WA exposure sites: Karri Valley Resort and Margaret River tourist sites on … Read more

COVID-19: mask mandate extended to southwest as exposure sites expand

COVID-19: mask mandate extended to southwest as exposure sites expand

Mask-wearing will be extended to the South West from 6 p.m. Monday in response to a growing number of exposure sites in the region. The announcement comes less than four hours after Premier Mark McGowan said health advice suggested face coverings were not yet needed in the South West. A statement from the McGowan government … Read more