A truck driver from NSW who entered Western Australia has returned a positive COVID test.

The truck driver entered WA on September 16, WA Health Minister Roger Cook announced on Wednesday.

The driver had been tested in NSW on September 13 and had returned a negative result, Cook said.

The truckie and co-driver then entered WA at around 1.30am on September 16, passing through the SA and WA borders.

They stopped at Coolgardie, Southern Cross and Northam before arriving in Kewdale.

A truck driver from NSW who entered Western Australia has returned a positive COVID test.

The truck driver entered WA on September 16, WA Health Minister Roger Cook announced on Wednesday.

The driver had been tested in NSW on September 13 and had returned a negative result, Cook said.

The truckie and co-driver then entered WA at around 1.30am on September 16, passing through the SA and WA borders.

They stopped at Coolgardie, Southern Cross and Northam before arriving in Kewdale.

The truckies slept in their truck and had minimal contact with others.

Cook said the truck drivers wore their masks outside the truck at all times.

They departed at 12.30am on September 18, passing through Chidlow, Southern Cross, and Balladonia.

On September 19, the truck driver, who has received one COVID vaccine, returned a positive result upon return to NSW.

His co-driver has tested negative.

WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said there was no foreseeable reason why the AFL Grand Final would not go ahead at Optus Stadium on Saturday.

“There is no change that has been planned in respect of the conduct of the game or indeed in any other conditions,” he said.

Based on the current health advice, “everything is going ahead as planned” for the decider between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs in front of 60,000 people.

Exposure sites

Coolgardie Vibe Petrol Station, September 16, 11.15am-11.45am

BP Service Station Southern Cross, September 16, 1.30pm-1.45pm

Coles Service Station, Kewdale, September 16, 7.30pm-8pm and September 17, 3.45am-4.30am

BP Truckstop The Lakes Chidlow, September 17, 6.15am-6.45am

BP Service Station Southern Cross, September 17, 10am-10.30am

BP Service Station Balladonia, September 16, 7.15am-7.45am and September 17, 4.30pm-5pm

Anyone who has been to the above exposure sites at the times mentioned must get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received.

Extracted in full from: NSW truck driver tests positive to COVID after 48 hours in Western Australia | 7NEWS

 

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