‘I’m asking the questions here’: Perth man trolls police outside a station as they ask him to wear a mask on eerily deserted city streets on first night of five-day lockdown
- Video reveals empty buses and vacant streets in Perth as city enters lockdown
- Police ask the man why he isn’t wearing a mask one hour after lockdown began
- WA previously recorded ten months free of Covid-19 before the positive case
- The lockdown began on Sunday evening and will end on Friday night
The video, uploaded to YouTube, details his walk through the eerily quiet streets, before his encounter with the police.
The man gives his viewers a tour of the back of a police station before ranting at cops, who are asking him to wear a mask.
These guys are driving around harassing people not wearing a mask within one hour’ the man complains to his audience in a video uploaded to YouTube on the first night of Perth lockdown
The policemen then tell the man he has five minutes to leave the premises.
Lockdown rulings will continue until Friday night throughout metropolitan Perth, Peel and the South West of Western Australia.
The snap lockdown came after the state celebrated ten months free of coronavirus, when a security guard tested positive at the Four Points hotel by Sheraton Perth.
There were four active cases in the hotel quarantine when the security guard was working at the hotel.
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan confirmed that of the four cases, three were variant strains, one from South Africa and two from the UK.
‘We are told the guard was working on the same floor as a positive UK variant case’, Mr McGowan said.
The family of the security guard have tested negative for Covid-19 and are currently in quarantine in a state run facility.
The policemen demand the man puts on a mask as he teases police, asking them ‘if there’s anything they won’t do for money’ before giving the troll five minutes to leave the premises
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed that masks will be mandatory throughout the lockdown period.
For those needing to leave their homes, people who work in indoor settings and on public transport, masks must be worn.
WA’s Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said a rapid response was vital, particularly if the case in question was one of the more infectious strains.