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Queensland declares Perth and surroundings a hotspot

A man's hand holding a digital thermometer.

By Juliano Oliveira

Perth, Peel and the South West regions of Western Australia have been classified as hotspots by the Queensland Government.

The decision follows a case of COVID-19 acquired by a person working in a quarantine hotel in Perth.

Visitants coming from these areas and entering the sunshine state will be required to go into 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine.

“If you have been in any of those WA areas since January 26, you need to come forward and get tested and isolate until you receive a negative test result,” Acting Premier Steven Miles said.

The duration of such measures will depend on information received about the WA outbreak.

“If you’re already in Queensland and you have been to Perth or the surrounding areas since January 26, please get tested and isolate until get a negative result,” Minister for Health Yvette D’Ath said.

“Depending on testing clinic times, you may want to isolate in your accommodation and seek a test tomorrow morning.

“Please do not go out into the community except to get tested, and then isolate until you get a negative result.

“I am calling on all Queenslanders to keep up the good work, make sure you’re following the health advice, particularly around check-in processes when you’re out in the community.”

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