Nothing will spoil our grand final – no new COVID cases in WA
The premier and the boss of the AFL are breathing a sigh of relief after a COVID scare in WA yesterday.
At a press conference this morning, Mark McGowan and Gillon McLachlan held a twig to “touch wood” that no more rogue COVID cases sneak into WA to spoil Saturday’s grand final spectacle.
A truck driver from New South Wales, who’d driven through Western Australia, tested positive to the virus when he returned home, sending a scare through government and AFL circles.
WA has recorded no local cases of COVID-19 today with six close and 22 casual contacts identified since yesterday.
Everyone is urged to check the Healthy WA website for the full list of exposure sites.
The entertainment for the season decider were unveiled to the media this morning. Indigenous rapper Baker Boy, who’s just finished 14 days of quarantine, said he can’t wait to put on a show for 60,000 fans this weekend. Local rockers Eskimo Joe are also on the billing and they’re hopeful they can wear their Dockers gear as the former number one ticket holders for Fremantle.
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In other news, the Premier is urging West Australians in Victoria to return home before the eastern state’s border is elevated to an extreme risk.
Victoria has reported another 766 new local cases of COVID-19, the highest daily number since the pandemic began. Another four people have died.
Once the state’s border is upgraded, travel will be restricted to Commonwealth officials and extreme compassionate cases.