WA coronavirus LIVE: Bali clamps down on visitors as Perth school parent tests positive

Mar 17, 2020

Bali clamps down on visitors

By Heather McNeill

The Indonesian government has announced a raft of strict new entry requirements for people wishing to visit the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Australian travellers are scrambling to get back on flights to Australia.

Australian travellers are scrambling to get back on flights to Australia.CREDIT:THE AGE

In a statement released late on Tuesday, the government announced it would suspend its visa exemption policy for short-stay visits and visa-on-arrival visits from March 20, for a month.

“All foreigners/travellers who wish to visit Indonesia must obtain a visa from Indonesian missions in accordance with the purpose of their visit. Upon submission, applicants must provide a health certificate issued by relevant health authorities from their respective countries,” the statement read.

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Parent at Perth private school tests positive to COVID-19

By Heather McNeill

The parent of a student at John XXIII College in Perth has tested positive for coronavirus, according to WA opposition leader Liza Harvey.

The family has been put in self-isolation (file photo).

The family has been put in self-isolation (file photo).CREDIT: SUPPLIED

Ms Harvey gave the update in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, reading aloud a message from the school.

“I have been notified today that a parent in our college community has tested positive to COVID-19,” the letter read.

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Welcome to our live coverage

By Fran Rimrod

Good morning and welcome to WAtoday's live coverage of the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

 

Coronavirus: WA medical staff demand 'state of isolation'

 

 

Coronavirus: WA medical staff demand 'state of isolation'

 

 

Coronavirus: WA medical staff demand 'state of isolation'

 

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Coronavirus: WA medical staff demand 'state of isolation'

WA medical staff have demanded a 'state of isolation' to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Yesterday it was revealed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state had reached 31, including three healthcare workers.

One of them worked in one of Perth's biggest aged care facility in Bayswater, another two were employed at Joondalup Private Maternity Hospital, one as a midwife, the other as an obstetrician.

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