Second confirmed case in GS region

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on March 26, 2020

THE first two cases of COVID-19 in the Great Southern were confirmed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Department of Health would not elaborate on where in the Great Southern the people were located.

The cases bring the WA total to 205 COVID-19 patients; Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook said approximately one quarter of confirmed cases were linked to cruise ships.

Following the National Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a complete travel ban on any overseas travel.

As of midnight yesterday (March 25), stage two restrictions and closures were implemented.

These closures and restrictions are in addition to the stage one closures and restrictions.

Premier Mark McGowan said yesterday that hotels, bed and breakfasts and caravan parks would remain open to provide people with a place to self-isolate if they could not do it in any other way.

Please note this is a developing story.

For the latest, visit or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.