The West Australian Symphony Orchestra has released a statement after an audience member at Saturday’s Absolute Beethoven concert tested positive to COVID-19.

“On Sunday 8 March we received notification from the Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control (under the Government of Western Australia, North Metropolitan Health Service) that one patron attending WASO’s Absolute Beethoven– Saturday 7 March at Perth Concert Hall has been diagnosed with COVID-19,” WASO said in its statement. “The authorities have informed us that this is a ‘low-risk’ case for other patrons and staff. We have provided advice to all attendees, artists, contractors and staff at the concert on what they should do if they develop symptoms.”

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall. Photo: Michal Lewi/ Creative Commons

“Our thoughts are with the patron and their family as they work through this difficult time. The safety of our staff, artists and patrons is always our priority and we are working closely with the MCDC to provide support to all of our patrons, people and clients,” WASO said.

According to a statement from WA Health, the audience member had returned to Australia on a direct flight from London on...