Coronavirus press conference: Chris Dawson, Andy Robertson deliver latest on WA reponse to Victorian outbreak

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State Emergency Coordinator Chris Dawson and Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson will speak this morning on WA’s response to the evolving pandemic situation in Victoria as six new cases are recorded.
Camera IconState Emergency Coordinator Chris Dawson and Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson will speak this morning on WA’s response to the evolving pandemic situation in Victoria as six new cases are recorded.

UPDATED: Western Australia will reintroduce a hard border to Victoria, effectively blocking residents of the entire east coast from travelling west.

From midnight on Friday, WA will reclassify Victoria as a "medium risk" jurisdiction under its controlled border regime.

The change denies entry to non-exempt travellers and applies to anyone who has been in Victoria since the start of its coronavirus exposure period on July 8.

People who have recently travelled to Victoria are urged to return home immediately and will be required to undergo 14 days quarantine upon arrival.

WA already has hard borders in place for NSW and Queensland.

The decision comes after Victoria recorded six new cases on the first day of its snap lockdown.

Watch the announcement in the video player at the top of the page.

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