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LIVE: New community COVID-19 case in WA confirmed | ABC News

One new COVID case has been confirmed in WA, in a 25-year-old French backpacker.

The man travelled into the state from Queensland earlier this month.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said he arrived on the night of Sunday, December 12 – just before a harder border with Queensland was introduced.

At this stage, Mr McGowan said the case was more likely to be the Delta strain rather than Omicron.

Western Australia will not go into lockdown, but from 6pm local time tonight masks will be mandatory in all indoor settings, except at home or when doing vigorous indoor exercise.

Music festivals will be cancelled, nightclubs closed, and dancing banned everywhere except weddings.

Masks will also be recommended for use outside, with Premier Mark McGowan urging people to “use common sense”.

WA Premier Mark McGowan and the Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson are providing a COVID-19 update.

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