Coronavirus WA: Health Minister Roger Cook says no Victorian in WA has tested positive for COVID-19 | Ralph Lauren

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No Victorian traveller who came to WA last month has yet tested positive for coronavirus, Health Minister Roger Cook says.

Mr Cook, addressing the WA media, said 2179 people were tested for coronavirus yesterday and no one had tested positive for the disease.

He expected hundreds of those 2179 people were Victorian visitors to WA.

He added that he would provide specific numbers in coming days as to how many Victorians were tested.

Anyone from Victoria who arrived in WA from December 21, has been told to self-isolate and be tested on day 11.

Some have since returned home to Victoria.

WA shut its border to Victoria and NSW last month, after outbreaks of the disease.

Today Victorian health officials confirmed there had been 10 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing active cases in the state to 29.

Genomic testing has linked the new Melbourne cluster to the NSW outbreak, which started in the northern beaches.

Like WA, Victoria has now followed suit and slammed shut its border to NSW — where there were seven new confirmed cases this morning.

Clusters in NSW continue to grow, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian coming under increased pressure for not going hard enough on shutting down the state when the cluster first appeared, before Christmas.

WA Premier Mark McGowan was the first leader to criticise NSW’s approach to the northern beaches outbreak, accusing it of playing whack-a-mole, instead of trying to kill the virus.

Australia’s peak medical group, the AMA, says the NSW government had put the rest of the country at risk by not going hard, early, after a cluster was discovered on the northern beaches.

The State Opposition yesterday queried why the 16,000 visitors from Victoria, who had come to WA last month, had not being tested right away – instead of waiting till Day 11.

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