In Western Australia, no community-acquired infection of the new corona has been confirmed since April last year, except for one confirmed at the end of January this year. An election was held in the state on the 13th of this month, and the current governor's response to Corona was evaluated, including restrictions on movement across state borders, and he was re-elected. Recently, the number of community-acquired infections has been low nationwide (a total of 46 days as of yesterday when no community-acquired infections were confirmed nationwide), and the country has announced a policy to encourage domestic travel.
Vaccination has begun with priority given to healthcare workers and the elderly, and about 240,000 people have already received the first vaccination. It depends on the vaccination situation in the future, but according to the news, it is likely that Japanese tourists will come again after October. We will inform you of the latest information at a later date.
The other day, I took a ferry from downtown Perth to Rottnest Island on a day trip. There are many beautiful beaches, but after all, "Quokka" is cute! Quokka is a small companion of kangaroos and wallabies, and is said to be the "happiest animal in the world" because it looks like it has a raised corner and smiles. It is a marsupial unique to the south of Western Australia, and there are 10,000 marsupials on Rottnest Island, so you can meet them immediately even in the daytime. The next picture is one of them I took the other day.
Happy New Year from Perth, Western Australia ♬ 2021 Thank you for your continued support this year. I don't know what month it will be, but I sincerely hope that Japanese people will come to Perth again. Fortunately, no community infection of the new corona has been confirmed in Western Australia since early April last year.
Hot days have continued since the middle of last month. On Christmas day, I enjoyed eating spiny lobster from the province during my tour to "Pinnacles" and drank white from the wine region "Swan Valley", which is 30 minutes from the center of Perth. .. In the photo, I ate a lot of lobster, ham and shrimp in the foreground at noon!
Today, Western Australia has not been confirmed to have a community-acquired infection of the new corona for eight months (since April 11). Also this week, restrictions on travel from other states have been further relaxed, freeing travel from most states (no quarantine). The number of infections in the city has decreased nationwide, and it has not been confirmed in any state during the past week.
The photo shows the center of Perth taken from the Swan River the other evening. It feels like summer is coming in earnest recently, and the maximum temperature exceeds 30 degrees Celsius every day.