/ 04 November 2021

WA inches towards reopening

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Western Oz’s Premier Mark McGowan has talked about keeping his state’s border closed into next year, and we’ll get a sense of what that means tomorrow with the release of its roadmap. WA’s vaccination rate is 64.5% which is behind the national rate of 78.5%, so the roadmap will serve as a hurry along to residents… McGowan yesterday said that an extra $400 million will be spent on more hospital beds to help prepare the health system for COVID cases. And travel restrictions between NSW and WA will slightly ease on Saturday morning, as the ‘COVID state’ moves from “extreme risk” to the “high risk” category under WA’s system. It will mean that fully vaccinated New South Welshpeople from a narrow group – we’re talking military personnel, senior officials, and specialists – will be able to travel west. And exemptions will be granted to WA residents wanting to return or those with family there.

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