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

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

Mandurah Crab Fest canceled for third year in a row due to COVID uncertainty

Mandurah Crab Fest canceled for third year in a row due to COVID uncertainty

The much-loved Mandurah Crab Fest has been canceled for the third consecutive year, due to uncertainty surrounding major events once WA’s borders open. Mandurah City Council undertook a strategic assessment of the event last night before coming to the conclusion not to go ahead with the event. There are concerns that attendance numbers could be … 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

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

Return of WA COVID restrictions: Mask mandates for Perth and Peel regions amid growing Omicron outbreak

Return of WA COVID restrictions: Mask mandates for Perth and Peel regions amid growing Omicron outbreak

Mask-wearing will be made compulsory in the South West from 6 p.m. Monday as the mandate expands to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Western Australia. It comes as masks were reintroduced indoors for the Perth and Peel regions on Sunday. Watch the video above to find out if it’s time to update your … Read more