Anxious wait amid virus scare πŸ’₯πŸ‘©πŸ’₯

West Australian health authorities are racing to confirm test results of more than 200 close and casual contacts of a hotel quarantine worker who infected his housemates with COVID-19.

No new cases were detected in the community or in state-managed hotel quarantine in the previous 24 hours, Premier Mark McGowan confirmed on Tuesday morning.

β€œContact tracing in relation to the Pan Pacific cluster is ongoing,” he said.

β€œOf the 79 close contacts, 49 have come back negative and the others are pending.

β€œOf the 429 casual contacts, 234 are negative and we expect that number will grow today as we wait for further results to come through.”

It comes as new locations have been added to the public exposure sites list.

While Perth has so far avoided another lockdown after the three cases of community transmission were detected over the weekend, Mr McGowan confirmed the Perth Glory A-League game on Wednesday night would be played without a crowd.

Mr McGowan also said the state government was rolling out a $2m grants program to support health initiatives for India.

β€œWe will work with local community groups here in WA to provide support to India through whatever can be done,” he said.

β€œThere are local Indian groups providing support into India, we will assist them with funding.

β€œIf they are able to acquire PPE or oxygen, we’ll support them to get as much into India as possible.

β€œWhat’s happening in India is a human tragedy. As a state we want to make sure we do our bit. The sooner it gets resolved, the better.”

WA carried out 7534 tests in the last 24 hours, and there are 26 active cases in hotels and hospitals.


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Anxious wait amid virus scare

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