New Zealand has announced a pause on travel with Western Australia due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Perth, pending further advice.
- The WA lockdown comes after a Victorian man tested positive in Melbourne after completing 14 days of quarantine at a WA hotel
- The NZ government says all passengers on an earlier flight from Perth to Melbourne that carried the passenger later found to have COVID-19 have been contact-traced
- A flight due to leave Perth for New Zealand late on Friday was cancelled following NZ’s decision
New Zealand health officials are in contact with their Australian counterparts and are completing a risk assessment, a statement from the NZ government said.
It comes as Perth and the Peel region brace for a snap…