January 28, 2021

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Third coronavirus victim confirmed in Perth after overseas travel

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<p>A Perth woman has become Western Australia's third coronavirus victim after testing positive to the potentially deadly disease.</p>

A Perth woman has become Western Australia's third coronavirus victim after testing positive to the potentially deadly disease.

The woman in her 30s, believed to be a Health Department employee, flew from the UK to a stopover in Dubai after a holiday in Iceland, before returning home to Perth on Monday on an Emirates Airbus 380 at 5.08pm local time.

The woman self-isolated in Perth as soon as she felt unwell, and authorities are confident any possible spread of the virus is contained.

The WA Health Department is assessing how many people on the flight now might need to be checked.

"There's no risk to the general public and she's being isolated at home," WA Chief Health Officer Dr Andy Robertson said.

West Australian Health Minister Roger CookAn Emirates plane

Meanwhile, the Catholic Church in Western Australia has abandoned centuries of tradition by making changes to daily church rituals.

The measures include removing holy water vessels from churches and cathedrals.

The sign of peace handshake will also be banned, and the ceremony at the end of holy communion will stop.

Communion bread – representing the "body of Christ" – will not be placed on parishioners' tongues, and the "blood of Christ" wine will not be shared.

Airport security footageHand sanitiser at a church

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-australia-third-covid-19-case-in-western-australia-confirmed-in-emirates-passenger/238d6121-e896-4746-bbfe-b850494ee9e2

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