Four Western Australian service stations are potential COVID-19 exposure sites after a Victorian truck driver who tested positive to the virus entered the state.
- A man in his 20s who visited WA recently has tested positive to COVID-19
- The truck driver was in the state for five days
- Service stations in Kewdale and the Goldfields are potential exposure sites
The truck driver, who is currently in South Australia, entered Western Australia on September 30 and left on October 3.
The man in his 20’s tested positive to COVID-19 at a SA and Victorian border checkpoint while travelling back home on October 5.
WA Health said the man was potentially infectious during his time in the state.
In a statement, the health department said the risk to the general public was considered to be low, because it was believed the man had spent much of his time inside his truck.
Potential exposure sites are:
BP Service Station, Norseman, 1 Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
- October 1 between 5:45am and 6:30am
BP Service Station, Kewdale, Abernethy Rd
- October 1 between 5:45pm and 12:00am
- October 2 between 12:01am and 9:00pm
BP Service Station, Balladonia, Eyre Highway
- October 3 between 11:00am and 12:00pm
BP Service Station, Balcatta, 53 Erindale Rd
- October 1 between 4:15pm – 4:45pm
People who visited those locations must get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.
In an initial test, the man’s co-driver returned a negative test result for COVID-19.
Health officials were working to identify any close or casual contacts in Western Australia, five days after the man tested positive to COVID-19.
CCTV vision at the Kewdale site was also being reviewed.
Truck driver failed to use South Australian check-in app
There were also several active exposure sites in South Australia as the man passed through that state.
South Australian authorities said the man failed to use QR code check-ins at some locations.
He is currently staying at a medi-hotel in Adelaide.
Extracted in full from: Victorian COVID-19 positive truck driver entered Western Australia, exposure sites identified – ABC News