WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced a further delay of lifting the Phase 5 restrictions for at least two weeks as Victoria’s COVID-19 situation remains grim.
The move means the WA’s Phase 5 restrictions will not be lifted until 29th, August, with the decision subjected to change base expert health advice.
Announcements will be made one week before the 29th, August with an update clarifying the implementation date.
Premier McGowan says Western Australians “need to be extra cautious”, “and remain on high alert given what’s happening in Australia”.
Further restrictions have been implemented on truck drivers entering WA, with them verifying whether they have received a negative COVID-19 test result in the last 7 days.
Drivers who have not been tested needs to get a test in 48 hours to ensure protection.
Mr McGowan says WA is leading the nation with dramatic improvements on employment and payroll data, at the same time urging people in Perth to take up jobs in regional areas.
On the issue of border court case, the WA Government is urging Federal Government to support a fresh trial.
The government says WA will keep fighting for what is right and protect the citizen of the state, with or without the support from the Federal Government.
Premier Mark McGowan says he will continue the “war with Clive Palmer” and says the State Government has been “clear and consistent”.