Coronavirus crisis: Premier Mark McGowan stands firm on WA-South Australia hard border, restrictions

Coronavirus crisis: Premier Mark McGowan stands firm on WA-South Australia hard border, restrictions

The WA Premier is refusing to budge on the state’s hard border with South Australia, saying he makes no apology for being cautious.

WA was the first jurisdiction to act when SA’s outbreak was revealed, causing chaos for travellers at airports and those trying to enter the state via road.

“We haven’t had any advice to change the rules around South Australia at this point in time,” Mr McGowan told reporters on Saturday.

The Premier also said he did not expect travellers from SA, who were forced into quarantine in WA, to be released early.

“We’re very careful, we’re very cautious,” he said.

“We still know there was an outbreak in South Australia and we still want to protect West Australians.

“The hard border (and) the quarantine arrangements will stay in place for South Australia.”

Asked if he had been too quick to go back to the hard border, Mr McGowan said: “No, no, we’re very cautious. We make absolutely no apologies for being very, very careful and very cautious … if we have to put in place tougher restrictions on borders, we will.”

It was revealed on Thursday that security guards and cleaners at quarantine hotels in Perth would be subjected to weekly testing in a bid to avoid an SA type of outbreak in WA.

“We have commenced the testing program on security and cleaners working in quarantine hotels — that will be a weekly program, it’s compulsory,” Mr McGowan confirmed on Saturday.…

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