Coronavirus Australia live update: Police report quarantine breaches in Western Australia

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Coronavirus Australia live update: Police report quarantine breaches in Western Australia
Coronavirus Australia live update: Police report quarantine breaches in Western Australia

WA police say three interstate travellers breached their quarantine requirements yesterday as the state prepares to further ease its border restrictions.

A 50-year-old woman, who arrived from interstate, are due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court later this month on four counts of failing to comply with a direction.

It’s alleged she left her self-quarantine accommodation four times to buy fast food and will now be required to complete her quarantine at a secure hotel.

A 37-year-old woman will be fined after police found her out for a walk with her four-year-old daughter while both were supposed to be in self-quarantine.

Police say they’d arrived on an interstate flight on Monday morning and have both since been moved to a quarantine hotel.

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– Victorian authorities continue to urge people in Colac with symptoms to get tested

Here is the daily Victorian DHHS press release in full:

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday and there are no cases currently active. The total confirmed cases in Victoria remains at 20,345.

This is the 33rd straight day where Victoria has recorded zero daily cases. There were no new deaths and the state’s death toll stands at 820.

A total of 3,593,321 test results have been received in Victoria which is an increase of 12,177 since yesterday.

The Department is urging anyone with symptoms in the Colac area to get tested after coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected yesterday in a wastewater sample.

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The sample produced a strong testing result and follows the detection of low levels of viral fragments on 23 November. Further samples will be taken today for testing.

Wastewater surveillance is relatively new but proving to be very reliable in identifying fragments of the virus at a community level as an additional tool in our response to coronavirus.

People who have or have recently had COVID-19 may shed fragments of the virus and these can enter wastewater through toilets, sinks and drains.

This viral shedding may come from different sources – such as used tissues, off hands and skin, or in stools – and last for several weeks beyond a person’s infectious period.

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Anyone who has visited Colac or been in the Colac area on Monday or yesterday and has even the mildest of symptoms should get tested. Testing is available at Colac Neighbourhood House, 23 Miller Street from 9am – 12.30pm tomorrow and Friday.

A woman in her 20s whose test result produced an indeterminate result on Monday was confirmed yesterday as a negative result, which was confirmed by the expert review panel.

The Victorian Government is continuing to monitor the situation in South Australia and will be guided by the health advice.

A permit is required to enter Victoria from South Australia unless an exemption applies. Permits are available from the Service Victoria website.

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