Coronavirus crisis: WA remains open to Victoria despite four new virus cases in Melbourne
Travel between WA and Victoria will remain open for now despite Melbourne’s northern suburbs recording four new cases of COVID-19 today.
But recent returned travellers who have visited exposure sites will be required get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days from the date of possible exposure.
WA Health released its updated advice this afternoon after Victorian health officials confirmed two family members of two earlier positive cases had since tested positive for COVID-19.
Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Armstrong said anyone who recently returned to WA from Victoria and had visited a listed exposure site should get tested and isolate for 14 days.
“All other travellers from Victoria since 6 May 2021 should remain vigilant,” he said.
“If you develop symptoms, get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.”
The response is similar to that issued after a mystery NSW case earlier this month.
Dr Armstrong said Vic Health was in the process of contact tracing the cases and he would be notified if any close or casual contacts were found to be in Western Australia for follow up by the public health team.
“We will continue to monitor the situation in Victoria very closely and issue updated health advice as and when required,” he said.
“This is a good reminder that if you are eligible for vaccination you should take up the opportunity as soon as possible.”
WA Health continues to urge anyone with symptoms, such as a fever, headache, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to get tested for COVID-19 and to isolate until they receive a negative result.
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