Perth facing more COVID limits, slashes international arrivals by half

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The West Australian – Page: Online : 26-Apr-21

Australia has recorded seven new COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine nationwide in the last 24 hours. Western Australia recorded one locally-acquired case on 24 April, the first day of a snap-three day lockdown of Perth and the Peel region. Premier Mark McGowan has warned that some restrictions are likely to remain in place if the lockdown ends as scheduled at 11.59pm on 26 April. It was prompted by two cases of community transmission that have been linked to the Mercure quarantine hotel in Perth. McGowan also says the federal government has accepted his request to temporarily cap the state’s returned travellers at just 512 per week from 29 April. He adds that WA cannot return to its previous weekly cap of 1,025 unless ‘proper’ commonwealth quarantine facilities are used.

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Mining heavyweights pass virus test

Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 13-Jul-20

Mineral Resources began swab-screening its ‘fly in, fly out’ workforce for COVID-19 in April. It subsequently began offering its services to other mining companies, and has tested employees from firms such as BHP, Northern Star Resources and Ramelius Resources. It operates drive-through testing hubs in Perth, Mandurah, Kalgoorlie and Port Hedland, along with screening centres in Geraldton, Esperance and Busselton. Mineral Resources COO Mike Grey says the company is proud of the role it has played in keeping the Western Australian resources sector operating during the pandemic and protecting the health and jobs of the sector’s employees.

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MINERAL RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX MIN, BHP GROUP LIMITED – ASX BHP, NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX NST, RAMELIUS RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX RMS, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG