Coronavirus: WA records no new cases of COVID-19 as restrictions ease across Perth and Peel regions

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The State has recorded zero new cases of COVID-19 on the first day of eased restrictions.

From today, people in Perth and Peel will get to leave their masks at home — unless they are travelling on public transport or attending events with more than 1000 people.

However, Health Minister Roger Cook this week warned people to stay vigilant.

“I think we all need to understand that COVID-19 is not going away and masks are going to be able to play an important role in terms of keeping us safe,” Mr Cook said.

Mr Cook said the Police Commissioner had raised the notion of making it mandatory for people to take a mask with them when leaving home — like in Victoria.

The Health Minister said it was something WA needed to think about.

“There are cloud in the sky so perhaps take an umbrella, COVID is in the world so perhaps carry a mask at all times,” he said.

There are currently 22 active cases of COVID-19 in WA, with 982 people having recovered from it.

The Department of Health confirmed it had administered 112,605 COVID-19 vaccinations, with 26,333 of those receiving both doses.

Yesterday, 2310 people were vaccinated in the State.

Mr Cook said the WA community had been outstanding in embracing restrictions.

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