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‘Good fortune’ as masks come off

Oliver Peterson

WA Premier Mark McGowan joined Oliver Peterson on the Perth Live program ahead of Covid-19 restrictions easing at midnight on Saturday.

All transitional COVID restrictions are set to be lifted in WA on Sunday following 12 days of no new local COVID cases.

The state will return to what it was on January 31 prior to the 5-day lockdown with only some capacity limits and a controlled interstate border to remain in place.

The Premier told 6PR’s Oliver Peterson life will “pretty much” return back to normal once restrictions lift at midnight on Saturday.

Although saying WA’s Covid success has been due to the government’s quick response, the Premier didn’t deny that luck had played a part in WA avoiding an outbreak like Victoria.

“We have been very fortunate… but I think it’s due to people doing the right thing”

Oliver Peterson asked the Premier whether Health Incident Coordinator Dr Robyn Lawrence’s leave had anything to do with the current investigation into WA’s hotel quarantine system but the Premier denied any link.

“She’s been working hard for a year and she’s taken leave… people go on leave… particularly when they’ve been in stressful environments”

The Premier also told Oliver Peterson that the Liberal party cannot be trusted when it comes to their renewable energy policy.

“People just shouldn’t believe them, this is just them engaging in a stunt to try and hoodwink people”.


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