Broome’s Diver’s Tavern and Derby’s Sakura Restaurant listed as COVID exposure sites

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
Bromme's Divers Tavern.
Camera IconBromme's Divers Tavern. Credit: Tom Zaunmayr/Broome Advertiser

Two exposure sites have been listed in the West Kimberley, as WA records more than 2000 new cases for the first time since the pandemic began.

Anyone who visited Broome’s Diver’s Tavern on Sunday, February 27 between the hours of 7.30pm and 9.30pm are being advised to monitor symptoms and to get tested and isolate if symptoms develop.

In Derby, anyone who visited Sakura restaurant on Monday February 28 between 1pm and 2pm are also advised to monitor symptoms and to get tested and isolate if symptoms develop.

It comes after news a West Australian has died of COVID as the State reported an additional 2423 new cases on the first day of quarantine-free travel into WA after nearly 700 days.

The jump in cases comes after Premier Mark McGowan reported 1770 new infections on Wednesday with no increase in hospitalisations.

There are now 22 people with COVID in WA hospitals as authorities monitor 8419 total active cases.

Just after midnight on Thursday morning the first vaccinated travellers allowed back into WA without having to quarantine.

At the WA/NT border dozens of returning WA residents, essential workers, and tourists crossed, relieved they no longer needed to meet stringent re-entry and quarantine requirements.

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