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BREAKING | Parts of Western Australia plunged into three-day lockdown

National Nine News
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Perth will go into a mandatory three-day lockdown from midnight tonight after a fourth case of transmission was detected from WA’s hotel quarantine system.

The Victorian man in his 50s who was infected at the Mercure hotel was in Perth for five days in the community while possibly infectious.

The man stayed with a friend in Kardinya, who has today returned a positive test result to a rapid serology test.

The areas the man visited include Kings Park, Northbridge and St Catherine’s College.

A full list of possible infection sites will be released this afternoon.

During the three-day lockdown, people will only be able to leave home for work, shopping for essential items, medical and healthcare needs and exercise.

Masks will be mandatory and anyone who left the Perth or Peel region from April 17 will be required to wear a mask.

Masks are mandatory for outdoor exercise, with a maximum of four people.

100 people can attend funerals and weddings.

ANZAC dawn services have been cancelled.

No crowds will be permitted to attend the Fremantle versus North Melbourne game on Saturday night.

 

Image: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

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