Recap: Mark McGowan reveals WA’s new ‘controlled’ border
UPDATE: Watch the full press conference in the video player above.
Will WA’s hard border finally be brought down?
That is the question on everyone’s lips, with Mark McGowan set to deliver an answer this afternoon.
The WA Government met today, with the State’s Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson updating officials about the possibility of a travel bubble with safe States.
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Mr McGowan will reveal the outcome of that meeting this afternoon, with a timeline for how and when the hard border will be relaxed expected to be handed down.
The West Australian today exclusively revealed the plan is set to allow quarantine-free travel from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT.
It’s understood arrivals from these low risk jurisdictions won’t need to be tested or self-quarantine, but there will be safety measures to reduce the risk of the virus getting into WA.
It’s expected WA’s border will remain closed to New South Wales and Victoria, which continue to record low numbers of locally acquired COVID-19 cases.
THE PRESS CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR 1PM, BUT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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