Perth Residents Rush to Supermarkets as Single COVID-19 Case Leads to Five-Day Lockdown

Shoppers rushed to supermarkets on Sunday, January 31, as a new five-day lockdown was announced in the Perth metropolitan area, local media reported.

The Western Australia government announced that the lockdown would start at 6pm local time on Sunday and would last until February 5. They said the lockdown was “introduced due to the detection of a positive COVID-19 case in a hotel quarantine worker.”

This footage was shared on Instagram by Alan Banks, and shows a long queue at a Coles supermarket in Midland, a suburb of Perth. Local media reported that shopping limits were introduced by the business on Sunday.

A woman collapsed while waiting in line to purchase groceries at a Coles as lines stretched several hundred meters, a local journalist reported. Credit: Alan Banks via Storyful