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D-Day as Perth residents wait to see if snap lockdown has worked

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Perth residents will find out today if WA Premier Mark McGowan will extend the city’s three-day coronavirus lockdown.

Perth residents will find out today if WA Premier Mark McGowan will extend the city's three-day coronavirus lockdown.

The decision will be based on whether any local cases of COVID-19 are recorded.

There have been no more community transmission since a finance worker in his 40s tested positive for the virus.

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Perth residents countdown to the end of the coronavirus lockdown

The man visited a childcare centre four times, and the centre has now been temporarily closed.

A pop-up COVID clinic has been set up at the centre, with specialised paediatric COVID-19 testing available.

The man, known as case 986, caught the virus while sitting at a separate table from a COVID-positive Victorian man.

Health authorities were concerned by the transmission and set up new rules.

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Perth residents countdown to the end of the coronavirus lockdown

Anyone who has been at a growing list of exposure sites must quarantine for 14 days regardless of their test results.

With new exposure sites added overnight, the state is seeing major shopping centres, restaurants, and petrol stations joining list.

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There are currently more than 30 public exposure sites, including Landsdale Early Learning and Enrichment Childcare at 215 Landsdale Road.

WA Health has a full list of locations visited by confirmed cases on its website.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-perth-snap-three-day-lockdown-could-end-monday/3556f316-61bc-473c-8ceb-2ab6795af0c1

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