A man in Collie has tested positive to COVID-19, believed to be a historic infection, after returning from Poland.
The man in his 30s returned to Australia and quarantined in a Melbourne hotel for 14 days before heading home to Collie.
He tested negative to COVID-19 during his hotel quarantine period, he was re-tested on his return to Collie as part of Vic Health’s follow-up of post-quarantine people.
The man returned a weak positive test, seen in people with old or recovered coronavirus infections.
WA Health said they believe the test result most likely reflects an historic infection but out of an abundance of caution has retested the man to clarify his infection status.
“As a precaution, the man’s three closest contacts have been asked to isolate pending further test results, including antibody tests, which are expected back tomorrow,” they said.
“We are asking the community not to panic and to be assured that WA Health will advise the community if results indicate this is an infectious case.”
Popole from other regions who have returned from visiting Perth/Peel since April 17 are reminded to wear masks.