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Why a remote Western Australian town was thrown into Covid lockdown

A remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia is in lockdown after two people who travelled there by back roads tested positive to Covid-19.

WA Premier Mark McGowan warned more cases were likely in the tiny community of Jameson, about 1,000km east of Kalgoorlie.

He said on Monday the state had 213 new local Covid cases and 11 travel-related infections.

The two people who tested positive in Jameson, also known as the Mantamaru Community, snuck in from South Australia, breaching WA’s border rules.

Two people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Jameson, WA, which is also known as the Mantamaru Community

‘They’ve been fined as a consequence,’ Mr McGowan said.

‘Police have locked down that community. The people who were positive are in quarantine and police are monitoring the…


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