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COVID in WA: Mark McGowan announces extended rules to bring virus under control as New Year celebrations hit

New Year celebrations have taken a hit, with the need to wear masks and restrictions in place for nightclubs and the hospitality industry being extended for another week.

Premier Mark McGowan said current restrictions for the Perth and Peel region would stay in place until Tuesday, January 4, including customers needing to be seated at licensed venues.

It comes after one new COVID case, a woman in her 20s who was a close contact of the French backpacker who tested positive last Thursday, was found to have the virus on Monday morning.

Mr McGowan said the woman had been in quarantine for all of her infectious period.

“She has been in hotel quarantine since the 23rd of December and has been in quarantine for all of her infectious period,” he said.

“This is good news and another encouraging result from this Delta outbreak.”

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