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.
- 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.