Border restrictions of WA with NSW, Mark McGowan says

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

19th Aug, 2021. 10:48 am
Mark McGowan

Premier Mark McGowan of Western Australia has warned that the state is likely to raise the danger level in New South Wales to “extreme” in the coming days.

The amendment will bring Australia’s toughest state border restrictions since the outbreak began, including compulsory hotel quarantine for newcomers to NSW, extremely restricted exemptions, and three COVID-19 testings during quarantine.

Mark McGowan said that the situation in NSW was approaching critical levels, with the greatest number of COVID-19 cases recorded today.

“It’s rapidly approaching a crisis situation, if [it is] not already a crisis situation in that state.”

“We’ve got to do everything we can to protect ourselves heading down that pathway.”

“Our expectation is that in coming days we will go to an extreme-risk situation with New South Wales. I haven’t got an exact timeframe on that, but we’re monitoring and getting health advice,” he said.

NSW records 633 new COVID-19 cases

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says NSW hasn’t “seen the worst of it” as she confirmed 633 new COVID-19 cases and three fatalities, setting a pandemic record.

According to the Premier, some people are still “choosing to break rules,” and their actions are causing the state to regress. Yesterday police caught

Police caught at least 400 cases of people leaving their houses when they were meant to be isolated.

One person was fined $5,000 after telling police he was putting the garbage out but had really left his home.

People who disobeyed public health rules were handed 736 penalty infringement notices by police yesterday.


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