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All nightclubs have been ordered to close and masks have been mandated indoors in Western Australia after a new local COVID-19 case was recorded.

Authorities are racing to contain a potential COVID-19 outbreak after the positive case went out clubbing and to a range of venues while infectious.

Premier Mark McGowan has announced restrictions, which he has said will be in effect from 6pm (AWST) on Thursday until at least 6am on Tuesday, December 28.

Hundreds of people in Perth are in isolation after the positive case attended nightclubs in Northbridge late on Saturday and in the early hours of Sunday.

The case is an unvaccinated 25-year-old backpacker who travelled into the state from Queensland 11 days ago, and is originally from France.

Since Queensland was classified as a very low-risk area when the backpacker arrived, he wasn’t required to get tested before arriving.

He got sick on Sunday and was tested yesterday, with the result returning a strong positive.

WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced an indoor mask mandate. (Nine)

Mr McGowan said it was unlikely the infection is the Omicron strain.

“Thankfully, the backpacker has been checking in… this has enabled us to identify very quickly a comprehensive picture of the man’s movements since his arrival,” Mr McGowan said.

The man has created a number of exposure sites, including the Geisha Bar, the Connections Nightclub, a McDonald’s in Girraween, a restaurant, a cinema and a museum.

The case has been living with four other people at a house in Girrawheen.

Connections Nightclub is an exposure site. (Google Maps)

His girlfriend is also symptomatic and has been tested and moved into hotel quarantine.

Geisha Bar was informed by WA Health earlier this afternoon that it is an exposure site between 12am and 3am on Sunday morning.

In a statement on Facebook, the nightclub said it was working with health officials to provide contacts of patrons present during those hours.

It has since closed.

Source: 9News

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