Coronavirus crisis: Perth band Spacey Jane quarantined in Brisbane after new Perth cases

The West Australian
Perth band Spacey Jane.
Camera IconPerth band Spacey Jane. Credit: Kelsey Reid/The West Australian

Members of Perth pop band Spacey Jane are among WA residents caught foul of coronavirus restrictions interstate.

The band were due to headline concerts in Brisbane. But late this afternoon, they posted to Instagram they had been sent into isolation. The shows have been rescheduled to next week.

“We’re so unbelievably sad about this,” the post read.

“It’s a shame we’re not a footy team, or this wouldn’t be a problem.”

South Australia today became the latest Australian State to slam doors on Perth and Peel residents as WA ended a year free of community coronavirus transmission.

Queensland, Victoria, the Northern Territory and Tasmania all announced on Friday they would refuse entry to people coming from the hotspots without valid exemptions.

Travellers who arrived in those States before the cut-off must quarantine until the lockdown order lifts. NSW and the ACT are still accepting travellers from Perth. Those flying into Sydney from Perth must quarantine until WA’s stay-at-home directive expires on Monday night. But those who have been to an exposure site will be turned away.

Spacey Jane.
Camera IconSpacey Jane. Credit: WA Music Awards/WA Music Awards

New Zealand also announced it would freeze all travel arrangements with WA.

Passengers on Qantas flight QF778 from Perth to Melbourne — which was carrying the COVID-positive man — have been contract-traced. No one aboard travelled to New Zealand. People on the flight have been ordered to undertake a 14-day quarantine.

In a good sign for Victoria it recorded no new locally acquired cases.

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