Will Home Quarantine work?


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How well will Home Quarantine work?

It has been reported that Western Australia has transferred a Covid-19 case from Home Quarantine to Hotel Quarantine after the case tested positive, together with his wife and child.

Four others, including the driver who transferred the family from the airport and other close contacts in the apartment building where he was home quarantining, are now also in home quarantine themselves.

The case in question is a diplomat and his family, who had travelled from Serbia to Perth via Dubai.

After arriving in Perth they self quarantined in an apartment in Northbridge, but transferred to hotel quarantine after he tested positive for the virus.

Investigations are ongoing to find any more close contacts.

At the end of September 2021, WA had recorded 1,096 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, with three currently active cases.


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  • 980 cases were overseas arrivals.
  • 116 cases were locally acquired.

There have been a total of 9 related deaths.

47.8% of the WA population aged 16+ is fully vaccinated.

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  2. In Tasmania, a 15 year old who had gone into home quarantine at a family home, after flying into Launceston, from Melbourne on 1st October 2021, has tested positive for COVID-19.

    After assessment at Launceston General Hospital he was to be transferred to a medi-hotel in Hobart.

    His family contacts have also now been placed into quarantine.

    This is the first case in Tasmania since 2nd August 2021, when a man flew to Launceston from Sydney via Melbourne.

    Tasmania had recorded 233 cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths since the pandemic began. https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/facts/tasmanian-statistics

    1. It has now been reported that the 15 year old Tasmanian boy, who was positive for COVID-19, left his home quarantine on Saturday, and went to an IGA supermarket in Newnham with his cousin.

      People who visited the venue between 2:20pm and 2:45pm on Saturday have been asked to get tested and to isolate
      The shopkeeper has been listed as a close contact, and IGA customers between 2:20pm and 2:45pm on Saturday are required to isolate after getting tested.

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