An estimated crowd of up to 30,000 AFL fans gathered at Perth Stadium on July 16 for the largest public event in Australia since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Supporters of Australian rules football clubs the Collingwood Magpies and Geelong Cats watched their teams play under strict new COVID-19 rules, which declared the playing field a quarantine zone.
A pitch-invader who ran onto the playing field in the final moments of the game was charged with failing to comply with a direction under the State Emergency Act. He faced a $50,000 fine or imprisonment, local media reported.
Western Australia had 27 active coronavirus cases on July 16 after two more infections were recorded among people in hotel quarantine, according to media reports. The state had recorded a fraction of the cases seen elsewhere in the country after closing its borders on April 5. Credit: @mgav555 via Storyful