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Australia's Perth at risk of second snap-lockdown after new Covid-19 infections

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Australia's fourth-largest city faces prospects of its second snap lockdown in less than a month, officials warned on Sunday, after a hotel quarantine security guard in Perth and two of his housemates tested positive for Covid-19.

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said the state's capital city, which last week emerged from a three-day snap lockdown after reporting one COVID-19 infection, was on high alert and a new lockdown was a real prospect. "I want to avoid going into lockdown again.

I know how much it can impact people's lives and businesses but if we need to go back into lockdown we will," McGowan told reporters today.

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