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Perth flights cancelled after new Covid-19 positives in Western Australia

Flights from Perth to New Zealand have been cancelled after the latest outbreak of Covid-19 in the Western Australian city.

Ministry of Health officials said they were advised Saturday evening that a worker at a Perth managed isolation facility has tested positive for Covid-19 as part of routine testing. Two of the person’s housemates have also tested positive.

"Ministry officials have conducted a rapid public health assessment for New Zealand, and have determined scheduled direct flights from Western Australia to New Zealand should be immediately paused while a further assessment is carried out, including a further assessment and information from Australian health officials."

Anyone who has left Perth in the past four days and arrived in New Zealand should check the website link for COVID-19 Coronavirus: locations visited by confirmed cases.

The Ministry said recent arrivals in New Zealand who have been at these locations of interest should self-isolate immediately and call Healthline in the morning for further advice.