Australia's Perth to enter snap lockdown after one Covid-19 case

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The man was deemed a close contact of a positive case when he touched down in Melbourne on April 21 on Qantas flight QF778 and has been isolating since then.

Perth has been plunged into a snap three-day lockdown which will have major AFL fixture ramifications.

Australian authorities ordered a snap, three-day lockdown in the western city of Perth Friday after the coronavirus escaped from a quarantine hotel housing infected worldwide travellers.

The Ministry of Health also reported two new Covid cases had been detected in managed isolation facilities.

The ministry said health officials remained in contact with their Australian counterparts and were closely monitoring the situation in Perth.

"Both countries have planned for this type of scenario and are following agreed Trans-Tasman bubble protocols", the Ministry of Health said.

Fans will also be allowed to watch Friday night's NBL clash between the Perth Wildcats and the Brisbane Bullets at RAC Arena in Perth, with the match scheduled to get underway at 9:30 pm AEST. Updates will be provided if there are any changes to the current risk assessment or advice.

North Melbourne is now in Western Australia ahead of their Saturday night clash with Fremantle.

All other people who have been in Perth and Peel should look out for Covid-19 symptoms for 14 days after last being in the locations.

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He went home with his spouse, got tested and isolated immediately.

The Ministry of Health added people who have booked to travel between New Zealand and Western Australia in the next few days should check what they need to do with their chosen airline.

New Zealand and Australia had opened their quarantine-free travel bubble on April 18, nearly 400 days after they closed their borders due to the pandemic.

Western Australia's capital of Perth and the neighboring Peel region will enter a snap three-day lockdown from midnight on Friday after a man tested positive for COVID-19 and was in the community for a number of days following hotel quarantine.

Mr Foley said it was "too early" to know whether the virus had spread to others on the plane or in the airport.

That was because they had worked three shifts during their infectious period with a number of colleagues.

He was declared a close contact and directed to isolate as he had been staying in a room adjacent to a positive case.

Testing around Auckland would continue this long weekend, with four community testing centres at Northcote, Henderson, Balmoral and Wiri open today. The Balmoral community testing centre will be open on Sunday and Monday.

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