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Western Australia calls for temporary ban on travellers from India after hotel quarantine Covid outbreak

WA premier says 40% of state’s quarantine cases in past month involved returned travellers from India, which is in the grips of a severe third wave

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The Western Australian premier Mark McGowan will ask the commonwealth to temporarily ban travellers from India following a hotel quarantine outbreak in the state.

The state government has revealed that two recent Covid-19 cases were the result of transmission in one of its quarantine hotels, the Mercure Hotel in Perth. Two guests were staying in a room opposite a couple who had just returned from India.

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