“Quarantine behind razor wire” could be a possibility
The Premier wants the Commonwealth to open detention centres and defence bases to allow more West Aussies to return home. The idea is to use these facilities as quarantine accommodation to ease the burden on Perth’s hotels.
If Scott Morrison ticks it off, Mark McGowan will allow more people into the state. The current cap is 525 people a week, which was put in place to lower the risk of a COVID outbreak in hotel quarantine.
Shadow Health Minister Zak Kirkup told Oliver Peterson this suggestion shows the Premier has “no compassion for Australians stranded overseas.”
“Expecting them to come home and then effectively quarantine behind razor wire in a detention centre.
“It’s completely absurd.”
An eighth hotel is about to come online to help with quarantine requirements with nearly 2000 people currently in Perth hotels self isolating.
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