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Australia to ease caps on returning citizens; Perth exits COVID-19 lockdown

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And this is how it's done people. You move quick, shut the virus down, then go about your business again. Well done Perth.

Underpromise, overdeliver.

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The lockdown ends here in about 4 hrs but until next Sunday there will still be restrictions; masks still mandatory in public places ( first for WA) intrastate travel restricted and gatherings limited.

Kids go back to school from Monday to the delight of many parents.

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McGowan is a clown. Shuts down a city for 1 case. A case that doesn't seem to have spread to anyone else. I know the election is in March but give me a break.

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Perth relies on international business persons for its economy.

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I'm from Perth as well and not having to worry about aging parents contracting this virus has been a huge peace of mind. Perthies not too worried about having five days off for the team either by the looks. Glad they don't want to gamble with this thing, and are using their 'most isolated city in the world' status to their advantage. McGowan has a 70% approval rating too mate. Big difference between five days and five weeks.

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A five day sacrifice to get back to nearly normal life without threat from this horrible virus? Yes please!

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kirkup is going to get slayed in March...poor sacrificial liberals lamb

love how McG has handled this, and some of his giggling moments on TV (such as eggsemption and border pass for santa and his reindeer) were great.

was also great to see EVERYONE in a mask during the one and only shopping trip I did during the week.

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Well said RK13

not having to worry about aging parents contracting this virus has been a huge peace of mind. Perthies not too worried about having five days off for the team either by the looks. 

Small inconveniences. People in Perth care about their Safety, and seek Direct Solutions - have done so since a Whileback! We have a Bond. Well said...

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McGowan is a clown. Shuts down a city for 1 case. A case that doesn't seem to have spread to anyone else.

I see your 20/20 hindsight is working perfectly. What a shame Mark McGowan didn't have access to it when he had to make the hard decision.

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Bibi

The US started with 1 case too......

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I rest my case.

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Lockdown such a city for 1 case.

I call that a nonsense overreaction and fear mongering. For sure it is effective as Perth is not dense like Tokyo but politicians abuse their power. Imagine if we lockdown a city everytime someone is sick. Who backups that. I am sure doctors or scientists are not backing up the politics. Maybe someone could answer ?

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I call that a nonsense overreaction and fear mongering. 

The Aussies call that being able to live normally inside of a pandemic. A few people go through some short term hassles, allowing all of them to live like there’s no pandemic going on. Seeing pictures of my friends at live music, BBQs, pubs, and elsewhere, without masks, makes me envious.

But maybe you prefer masks and social distancing, or just don’t care if everyone gets it. I envy them. I don’t envy anyone in a country that has your attitude.

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The Aussies and the Neo-Zealanders show everyone how it's done. I wish more Western countries could follow their example because they got things right quickly.

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NSW is the best example of managing covid in Australia. No city wide lockdowns for a long time, despite being almost 4 times the size of WA and taking most of Australia’s quarantine arrivals. It’s now almost 3 weeks without any new cases. It’s kept its borders open to other states for most of the time too.

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