In the latest Perth COVID-19 Mark McGowan has announced a quarantine hotel security guard in his 20's has tested positive to COVID-19.
He worked between April 24 and 26, then on his days off from April 27 to 30, he moved through the community going shopping, seeing friends and visiting Mirrabooka Mosque.
Unfortunately his illness initially went undetected, and according to the ABC, he was actively infectious for four days.
Nightclubs will close and a local football match at which 45,000 people were previously expected to attend on Sunday afternoon would now be closed to spectators, McGowan added.
The potential for a second lockdown comes not even a week after the Perth and Peel regions were sent into a three-day circuit breaker over the Anzac Day long weekend, following a breach in the WA capital's hotel quarantine system.
'The idea we allow it to linger and we have ongoing lockdowns and ongoing measures that remove ordinary life for extended periods, I don't think is the right model'. Thinking of you, Perthonalities.
The infected 20-year-old man was a student working as a security guard at Perth's Pan Pacific Hotel and had already had his first COVID-19 vaccine, McGowan said.
"There's two places in the world, countries of significant size that have avoided that, and that's New Zealand and Australia".
Two of the cases are from Qatar, one from Japan and one from Pakistan.
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Ministry officials "have conducted a rapid public health assessment for New Zealand", a statement said, and concluded that flights should be "temporarily paused".
Passengers are seen boarding Air New Zealand flight number 246 destined for Wellington on April 19, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. "Attempts to contact the remaining two are continuing today", the ministry said.
Anyone who has arrived in New Zealand who was at a location of interest has been instructed to self-isolate immediately and call Healthline for information on when they should be tested.
So far, 27 people had been in touch with Healthline to say they were in the locations of interest at the relevant time.
These passengers are considered casual plus contacts and must self-isolate and get tested five days after the exposure.
But health advice suggested the risk of transmission was very low given the drivers were required to wear face masks and had minimal contact with customers.
Our total number of confirmed NZ cases remains at 2,262.
Note: This case is classified as historical.
Their contracts were terminated after Customs was unable to find a suitable alternative role for the workers.