English comedian Russell Brand has cancelled his show in Perth tonight following venue concerns after a woman with COVID-19 attended a performance over the weekend.
As reported by ABC and confirmed by Brand on Twitter, a woman in her 70s who had contracted COVID-19 on a recent trip overseas, visited the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday evening for a performance by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
She developed symptoms on Friday morning before attending the show and returned a positive result on Saturday evening.
"We have to SADLY CANCEL TONIGHT'S SHOW IN #PERTH because there has been a CONFIRMED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS in someone who attended a recent show and I am not happy with [the] risk for me or for any of you," Brand wrote on Twitter.
"My apologies, I hope I see you soon."
The woman was the fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 in WA, with the state's total currently at five.
Brand will conclude his tour in Adelaide on 11 March.
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