CORONAVIRUS — INTERSTATE BORDER
618. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
the minister please provide the specific health advice he has received from the
state's Chief Health Officer that recommends he not reopen the WA borders in a staged manner, starting
with South Australia and the Northern Territory?
ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
The Chief Health Officer has
advised that the border closures that are currently in place, which include the
closure of borders with South Australia and the Northern Territory, should be
maintained in order to limit the risk that COVID-19 will be reintroduced into
the Western Australian community, and to operate as a significant control of
the potential transmission of COVID-19 at a time when the state is easing
restrictions and assessing the impact on the potential spread of the virus.