NSW truck drivers test positive to COVID-19 after entering WA
Two truck drivers from New South Wales have tested positive to COVID-19 after arriving in WA yesterday.
Premier Mark McGowan said both men aged in their 20s were wearing masks and have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
They entered WA via the Eucla border and had been sleeping in their truck.
The drivers were tested on Wednesday, but they did not return a positive result until Friday.
Four close contacts of the pair have been identified and contact tracers are now urgently working to identify a list of possible exposure sites.
Sites include a BP truckstop on Eyre Highway in Norseman and three fuel stations – the IOR Petroleum in Widgiemooltha, Mobil in Yellowdine and Shell in Southern Cross.
Anyone who visited one of the listed exposure sites is required to get tested and isolate for 14 days.
Both men have been taken to the Westin Hotel for quarantine.
Premier Mark McGowan said there are no plans to impose restrictions or a snap lockdown at this stage.
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