SYDNEY–Australia’s most remote state has kept Covid-19 out by largely disconnecting from the outside world and banning many Australians from visiting. It is now weighing whether it should reopen its borders to allow the virus in, if this means that they will also be allowing the virus in.
For the nearly 2.7 million Western Australian residents, their lives are much the same as before the pandemic. The 2.7 million residents of Western Australia can live without masks and rub elbows at sporting events. They also have the option to go out for drinks after work. The state’s economy has grown twice as fast than Australia since the outbreak.