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Premier speaks after new push for Fed COVID support

UPDATE: Mark McGowan has this morning delivered the latest on WA’s COVID fight and addressed his efforts encouraging the Federal Government to repurpose Christmas Island and military bases as quarantine facilities.

It comes after the WA Government revealed West Australians will be required to keep wearing face masks indoors for another week after emerging from a COVID-19 lockdown.

Some interim restrictions will remain for Perth and the Peel region until 12.01am on Saturday, May 8.

It comes after WA recorded a fifth straight day of no locally acquired cases, having completed a snap long-weekend lockdown.

Masks will not be required outdoors from this Saturday unless physical distancing is not possible, such as at major sporting events.

That includes Sunday’s AFL western derby between West Coast and Fremantle at the 60,000-capacity Optus Stadium, which will be allowed to host a 75 per cent capacity crowd.

The 75 per cent limit also applies to other major stadiums and arenas.

Cafes, restaurants and other hospitality businesses will return to pre-lockdown capacity but patrons will be required to wear face masks.

Watch the press conference in the video player above.

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