Mark McGowan is set to extend Western Australia's emergency powers until 2022

WA Premier set to extend emergency powers until 2022 to allow for more border closures and Covid restrictions Western Australian government looks to extend emergency powers until 2022 No new local cases have been recorded for a fourth straight day on Wednesday Premier Mark McGowan said the remaining restrictions are on track to be lifted

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 04:16 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 04:45 BST, 5 May 2021

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Western Australia is closer to further easing coronavirus restrictions as it gets on top of a small outbreak, but the state government is also considering extending its emergency powers to impose lockdowns and shut borders until 2022.

No new local cases have been recorded for a fourth straight day after a hotel security guard and his two housemates tested positive on the weekend.

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WA Health on Wednesday said test results had confirmed that a man in his 30s who returned a weak positive test result this week was a historical case.

Premier Mark McGowan said the remaining restrictions in Perth and Peel, including a ban on crowds at major sporting events, were on track to be lifted

Premier Mark McGowan said the remaining restrictions in Perth and Peel, including a ban on crowds at major sporting events, were on track to be lifted

The man had recently returned to the town of Collie, 200km south of Perth, after spending 14 days in quarantine in Melbourne.

He had travelled back to Australia from Poland.

Further testing has confirmed the man is no longer infectious but is shedding the virus from a historic infection.

He and his close contacts are no longer required to self-isolate.

Premier Mark McGowan said the remaining restrictions in Perth and Peel, including a ban on crowds at major sporting

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