COVID-19: WA on high alert after interstate truck driver tests positive

WA is on alert for another COVID-19 scare after a truck driver tested positive for the virus.

The Health Department has released a list of potential exposure sites after it was recently informed by Victorian health authorities that the driver had tested positive on Tuesday, nearly a week ago.

The driver, who is now in South Australia, was potentially infectious the entire time he was in Washington, between September 30 and October 3.

He visited three gas stations during his visit. They include BP stations at Abernethy Road, Kewdale, on Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, Norseman and Eyre Highway, Balladonia.

The co-pilot who traveled with him has returned a negative result for COVID.

The Health Department said that while the risk to the general public was low, public health officials were working to identify any close or casual contacts of the infectious driver.

The CCTV vision at the Kewdale site was also being reviewed. The driver is believed to have spent much of his time inside his truck during the 24 hours he was there, from 5:45 p.m. on October 1 to 6 p.m. on October 2.

WA COVID-19 Exposure Sites

October 1, 5.45 pm – October 2, 6 pm

Kewdale BP Service Station, 543-549 Abernethy Road

If you have or have had symptoms since the time of exposure, contact 13 COVID (13 26843) urgently.

October 1, from 5.45 am to 6.30 am

Noreseman BP gas station, 1 Coolgardie-Esperance highway

Get tested right away and isolate until you receive a negative result

October 3, 11 AM M. At 12 p. M.

Balladonia, BP gas station, Eyre Highway

Get tested right away and isolate until you receive a negative result

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