BREAKING: Phase 5 Has Been Delayed Till 1st, August.

WA Premier Mark McGowan announced the delay of Phase 5 restrictions, warning the real risks of Covid-19 virus returning to the state. This means that the Phase 5 will not be implemented until the 1st, August, 2020. The Chief Health Officer Andrew Robertson says “the health of Western Australians is his number one concern.” He…

Telethon and Perth Children’s Hospital partnering on COVID research

Telethon kid’s institute is partnering with Perth Children’s hospital to conduct critical research into the impact of COVID-19 on children. Although researchers around the globe have been working tirelessly to understand the disease since it appeared, there is still a great deal that scientists do not know about the virus. Children experience much milder symptoms…

WA elective surgeries to be cleared under $36 million blitz

WA will invest in blitzing its elective surgery backlog, with a $36 million boost to clear extra procedures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will enable 5,800 more elective surgery procedures in a bid to return the waitlist to pre-COVID levels in 2021. Under the plan, WA health service providers will clear…

Hospital visiting restrictions to ease

Children will be able to visit friends and family in hospital once again from Tuesday, as the state government eases coronavirus restrictions on hospitals. Health Minister Roger Cook said that the easing was a positive step forward. “Connection with family and loved ones during time of illness is so important and we want to make…

WA records eight straight zero coronavirus case days 

WA has remained coronavirus free for another day, exceeding a week of no new COVID-19 cases. The McGowan Government revealed on Thursday WA had reached the eighth day without a new case of coronavirus. Current cases had fallen with three new recoveries. 11 active cases remain across the state with eight from WA with one…

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing expands to FIFO workers

COVID-19 testing will be expanded to Fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) mining and resources workers in an effort to detect the virus in workers who do not have symptoms. Following testing extension to WA schools at the start of May, the testing program will “examine the prevalence of coronavirus in key sectors of the WA community.” According to…