Western Australia tightens border with South Australia after new COVID cases amid Omicron fears

Western Australia tightens border with South Australia after new COVID cases amid Omicron fears

Western Australia will force all arrivals from South Australia to isolate for 14 days under tightened border rules.Key points:WA Premier Mark McGowan says his state must act with an “abundance of caution” due to fears about the Omicron variantThe “low-risk” designation means arrivals from South Australia must be tested and self-isolateExisting approvals for people due to … Read more

Western Australia nurse who allegedly faked giving Covid vaccine to teenager charged | Western Australia

A nurse in Western Australia has been charged after allegedly faking the Covid-19 vaccination of the teenage child of someone she knows.The 51-year-old registered nurse was arrested and charged with gains benefit by fraud on Sunday after the Perth medical centre where she worked reported her to WA police.Police say the nurse was approved by … Read more

Former COVID-19 advisor Neville Power charged with breaching Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions

Neville Power standing outside Parliament House and glancing sideways.

The man who spearheaded Australia’s post-COVID-19 economic task force has been charged with breaching Western Australia’s coronavirus border restrictions during a private helicopter flight from Queensland.Key points:WA Police say Neville Power and another man flew into the state without border passes Mr Power headed the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board  The two men are due to appear in court on … Read more

Victorian COVID-19 positive truck driver entered Western Australia, exposure sites identified

A close-up side-on shot of a woman wearing a face mask in front of a fence with a red COVID clinic sign on it.

Three Western Australian service stations are potential COVID-19 exposure sites after a Victorian truck driver who tested positive to the virus entered the state.Key points:A man in his 20s who visited WA recently has tested positive to COVID-19The truck driver was in the state for five daysService stations in Kewdale and the Goldfields are potential exposure sitesThe … Read more

Western Sydney pair with COVID plead guilty to attending Newcastle party linked to Hunter lockdown

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Two Western Sydney women who travelled to the Newcastle region and attended a party before testing positive to COVID-19 have pleaded guilty to breaching public health orders.Key points:The pair were found at a party in Shortland on July 29Both were issued fines and directed to return home to SydneyPolice said the women attended “several locations” in NewcastleNSW … Read more