Australian city of Perth to enter snap 3-day lockdown

Australia states investigate COVID-19 spread in quarantine hotels

Western Australia has recorded one new local case of COVID-19 on the first day of a snap lockdown in metropolitan Perth and the Peel region.

Perth, in Western Australia.

"I'm getting to the end of my tether with the Commonwealth handing responsibility to the states and not helping", Mr McGowan said.

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A worker disposes of waste outside a quarantine hotel where returning travelers are kept in isolation for a period to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, August 21, 2020.

The Anzac Day dawn services in the lockdown areas will be cancelled and people must wear masks when leaving their homes.

A man flew into Victoria from Perth while infectious.

Tonight's NBL and Super Rugby games in Perth are going ahead and with 100 per cent capacity.

New South Wales and the Northern Territory saw the most significant rise in hotel quarantine cases, recording 18 and 13 infections overnight.

"This is an important and timely remind this global pandemic is not over", Foley said.

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Mr McGowan warned the current hotel quarantine system was not sustainable in its current form.

Mr McGowan said there were 24 guests on the affected floor at the Mercure Hotel during the outbreak.

He said WA takes more returning travellers per capita than any other state and later accused Canberra of "not wanting" to do more on quarantine.

A pregnant woman and her four-year-old daughter have also tested positive after their stay in WA, having contracted the virus from an infected couple who had returned from India and were staying in a room opposite them.

"Even if you have not visited one of the locations, if you have symptoms, get tested and self-isolate until you get your result", WA Health said. Two people have since tested positive and a third travelled to Melbourne. So far 27 close contacts have tested negative.

The Ministry said those booked to travel between New Zealand and Western Australia in the next few days should check their airline what needed to be done.

West Coast and Fremantle are set to face each other in the Western Derby at Optus Stadium in Round Seven, with the match scheduled for 4:40 pm AEST on Sunday, May 2.

All passengers on the flight with him have been instructed by authorities to get tested and quarantine.

Victoria reported no new locally acquired cases on Saturday.

Tasmania has declared Perth and Peel high-risk regions, with travel and quarantine rules imposed for those coming into the state who may have been in those regions.

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