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Perth lifts five-day lockdown

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More than 2 million Western Australians are awaking to eased restrictions this morning after their 5-day snap lockdown lifted in 6pm last night.

More than 2 million Western Australians are awaking to eased restrictions this morning after their 5-day snap lockdown lifted in 6pm last night.

Residents living in Perth and Peel will be able to enjoy their weekend without the strict restrictions previously in place this week after the state recorded five days with no new cases of locally acquired COVID-19.

Businesses can reopen, subject to the four square metre rule while private gathering caps will be extended to 20 guests.

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Weddings and funerals can host 150 people.

Masks are still mandatory in public, except during vigorous exercise.

Western Australians can also now travel to South Australia with the state lifting its hard border.

The announcement from SA's Premier Steven Marshall has meant 1300 people quarantining in Perth will also be able to enjoy freedom this weekend.

Meanwhile in Melbourne, state health authorities seem to have contained a possible outbreak of COVID-19 in the hotel quarantine system.

More than 500 players and staff involved in the Australian Open have now tested negative to the virus.

The government overnight confirmed that masks will be mandatory for spectators at all matches under a closed roof, despite Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley earlier saying this would not be the case.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-wa-perth-lifts-five-day-snap-lock-down-restrictions-easing/750ffcb5-8b44-4f5a-b7a5-8feb4dec294c

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