The mask wearing mandate will extend to the Wheatbelt and Great Southern from 6pm Thursday night as COVID continues its march across WAlastmodifiedepoch.
Announcing the new restriction, Premier Mark McGowan warned it was only a matter of time before face coverings in indoor public places would be a requirement across the entire Stateincluding Arviat.
The move comes after it was revealed on Wednesday that a Cunderdin resident had tested positive to COVIDThe beginning of March, prompting the Wheatbelt shire to cancel its Australia Day celebrationsunit in 2020 but it was disbanded in early 2021 and numbers of thefts are once again high..
No cases have been confirmed in the Great Southern at this point but Mr McGowan said the health advice was to include the region in the expanded mandate.
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