Perth Coronavirus Update: No New Local Cases Have Been Recorded So Far

byTroy Mutton
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As always, for the most recent and up-to-date medical advice for WA, head to the Department Of Health WEBSITE.

After enjoying a good 9-10 months of relative normalcy in Western Australia, our COVID-19 lockdown time has arrived with an initial five days from today until February 6.

At a press conference this morning, Monday 1 February, Premier Mark McGowan stated that overnight no new local cases were recorded following over 3171 tests.

“Yesterday, 3,171 people were tested at our public COVID clinics – we need that number to keep going up.”

Watch it in full below:

The news is welcome short term relief after initial fears of large community transmission numbers following a quarantine hotel security guard’s positive test.

Along with continued contact tracing, testing is imperative and the government just released an updated – and expanded – list of locations to do so (check it HERE).

Other notes from the press conference:

  • Supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths can open an hour earlier to help with increased demand.
  • The SafeWA App will be required at an expanded range of location types from 6am tomorrow, meaning you’ll need to use it at supermarkets and even when picking up takeaway food.

For in-depth and up-to-date information regarding on what the lockdown means, where you can and can’t travel and what you can and can’t do, head to the WA Government WEBSITE.