NSW tightens restrictions after 44 cases, 29 in community, lockdown set to be extended
Grants of $ 3,000 will be available for businesses in Western Australia affected by the four-day Perth lockdown.
“We understand that $ 3,000 will not cover all costs… but it will provide significant financial assistance,” Premier Mark McGowan said.
The Prime Minister has also asked the Commonwealth for disaster relief payments to compensate casual workers for lost wages during the Perth lockdown.
On the border front, WA will open the border to NT travelers starting at 12:01 am on Monday, July 12, and there are now non-quarantine trips between the state and Victoria.
“Our controlled border is essential to ensure that Western Australia is not exposed to community epidemics from other states,” said McGowan.
The prime minister said authorities would investigate whether new restrictions should be introduced for travelers arriving from NSW, who must already self-quarantine at the hotel for 14 days.
“The risk of this recent outbreak is all too dangerous,” McGowan said.
“What we plan to do is see whether or not we can close other options for people from NSW to come to Western Australia.
“It’s just a net already, I have a small number of people, but if it can be tightened even more, then that’s what we’ll do,”
WA did not record any new local cases of COVID-19 overnight, and as of Monday morning, there will be almost no further restrictions inside the state.
“No masks, no capacity limit, no crowd limit, no service restriction, no limit on visits to relatives in nursing homes and hospitals, and the return of dance halls” , said McGowan. “In short, WA is about to come to life.”