News, Culture & Society

Western Australia on alert after FIFO worker tests positive to Covid-19 after returning to Perth

Western Australia on high alert after FIFO worker tests positive after returning to Perth – sending hundreds into isolation and threatening another lockdown

A fly-in fly-out worker has tested positive to Covid-19 in Perth after flying into the city’s airport – as hundreds of travellers are ordered to self-isolate.

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said the worker tested positive to the virus after returning from the Fortescue Cloudbreak mine site in the state’s north-west.

The worker returned a ‘weak’ positive result and authorities are unsure when, or for how long, he was infectious in the community.

He is believed to have caught the virus at Perth Airport on July 20 from a traveller who flew to WA after completing hotel quarantine in Queensland.

More to come