Coronavirus WA: Two new COVID-19 cases from overseas travellers

Two new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Western Australia, both overseas travellers.

The man aged in his 40s and the woman in her 60s came to Perth this week from the UK and Pakistan, respectively.

Two other cases recovered overnight so there are currently four active cases in WA, all in hotel quarantine.

The WA government says the state’s former chief health officer Tarun Weeramanthri has been seconded to Victoria’s Health and Human Services for an initial four-week period to help manage the response to the recent spike in cases.

It comes as Victoria recorded another 64 cases of coronavirus overnight.

A spike in cases in the state has seen Queensland and South Australia confirming they will keep their borders closed to Victoria as a result.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said on Tuesday the state won’t proceed with plans to open its border to Victoria on July 20.

“The transition committee is still considering opening our borders with NSW & ACT on that date,” he said on Twitter.

“This decision will be difficult for those with loved ones in Victoria but we can’t risk South Australia going backwards.”

The decision comes as the whole country looks at Victoria’s recent increase in coronavirus cases with concern.