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Flight travel between New Zealand and Western Australia has been paused over concerns that a potential Covid-19 outbreak in Perth could pose a risk of community transmission.
A flight carrying passengers from Perth to Melbourne was found to have one person who had COVID-19. No one on the flight travelled to New Zealand after contact tracing was conducted.
Perth is set to go into a three-day lockdown that is effective from midnight on Friday, 4 am New Zealand.
The Government Unite Against COVID-19 social newswire feed released a statement saying health officials are in direct contact for risk assessment in case measures have to be implemented.
“New Zealand health officials are in contact with their Australian counterparts and are completing a risk assessment,” the statement reads.
“A flight due to leave Perth for New Zealand later tonight will not take off following Western Australia’s decision, and any New Zealanders affected are asked to follow the advice of Western Australian authorities.”
thisquality understands an update will occur tomorrow to address any further developments.
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