Both men are now in hotel quarantine in Perth after NSW Health notified them of the positive result from tests taken on Wednesday August 25 as part of the routine freight drivers screening test.
The truck trip started in New South Wales with the men travelling via Victoria and South Australia before arriving in Western Australia on Thursday.
It is understood the two men have received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and wore masks when outside of the vehicle.
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On the road trip the men stopped at the Yellowdine Roadhouse near Southern Cross, a service station in Norseman, a checkpoint on the WA-SA border and a Kewdale warehouse.
Of the 20 close contacts two were in Perth, one in Kenwick, one in Kewdale and the other 18 in regional Western Australia. All are now in isolation.
Mr McGowan said health advisers believed the risk of transmission was low given the truck drivers isolated in their truck cabin before being taken to hotel quarantine.
“The system itself has worked,” he said.
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WA Exposure Sites
KJI Logistics Truck Yard 95 Victoria Road, Kenwick (27/08/21)
Xpress Freight Management (XFM) Warehouse, 2 Noble Street, Kewdale (27/08/21)
BP Truckstop, Eyre Hwy, 1 Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy, Norseman (26/08/21)
IOR Petroleum Fuel Station, Lot 124 Kingswood St, Widgiemooltha (26/08/21)
Mobil Yellowdine Fuel Station, 22 Great Eastern Highway, Yellowdine (26/08/21)
Shell Fuel Station, 22 Great Eastern Highway, Sourthern Cross (26/08/21)
For more information on the relevant time frames linked to the locations visited by the two truck drivers please go to https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/Locations-visited-by-confirmed-cases.
Mr McGowan also defended his state’s hard border strategy and indicated he would maintain those rules beyond the time when Australia hits the 80 per cent double dose vaccine target.
It comes after New South Wales reported a record-breaking 1035 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday which Mr McGowan described as “awful” during a press conference later in the afternoon.
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“The idea we would deliberately import the virus into Western Australia by dropping the border with a state like NSW would just mean lots of people would die and I’m not prepared to do that,” he said.
“WA reserves the right to put in place orders to keep our people safe and in restricted circumstances we reserve the right to put in place lockdowns. That is totally in accordance with the national plan.”
“If people want to criticise us for funding the rest of the country, being COVID-free, having measures in place to keep the community safe well that’s up to them.”
Australia is currently in the suppression phase of COVID-19 and will move to Phase B on the pathway out of the pandemic when 70 per cent of over 16s are fully vaccinated and Phase C when 80 per cent are inoculated. 
Under Phase B, vaccinated Australians returning from overseas are likely to have a reduced quarantine period which may even be completed at home, while in Phase C all restrictions on inoculated citizens travelling abroad will be lifted.

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