“Travel between New Zealand and Western Australia has been suspended,” the New Zealand government wrote.
The government in Wellington announced that New Zealand on Friday suspended the travel “bubble” it had just opened with Australia, after the outbreak re-emerged in its big neighbor. These two countries decided to allow travel between the two countries without mandatory quarantine on April 18.
“According to our bubble protocols, travel between New Zealand and Western Australia has been suspended, pending further government advice,” The New Zealand government says in a statement Published on its website.
A passenger has tested positive in Australia
This decision came after the announcement of the closure of the city of Perth in Western Australia for a period of 3 days. The Australian authorities announced a three-day health restrictions in the Perth and Bell regions that are scheduled to start at midnight on Friday, due to a traveler who has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
These new restrictions were identified “after a positive case in a person who is quarantined in the hotel and active in the community”, They referred to the Western Australian authorities on their website.
According to local media, a man in his 50s who traveled on a flight from Perth to Melbourne on Wednesday tested positive for earlier Friday. He had put himself in quarantine in a hotel as required by law, but he had been in restaurants, a college, a doctor, and a friend’s house before he left.
“He has been in Perth for nearly 5 days and should be considered infected,” Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan said At a press conference.