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A man is being refused entry into a Western Australian (WA) hospital to visit his wife before and after her brain surgery due to WA’s new strict COVID guidelines. For Gary White, this is the second near-identical incident after previously being turned away by hospital security for failing to show proof of vaccination—only to be allowed in later after an outraged crowd gathered in support. This is because prior to Mar. 3, unvaccinated visitors were not allowed to enter hospitals unless they were deemed “essential visitors,” and though this does not include spouses, Gary was granted an exemption. Now, after Mar. 3—the day WA reopened its interstate borders—the rules have expanded, with the WA government ordering hospitals to enter ‘red’ alert phase and denying all non-essential visitors, regardless of vaccination status. And with the changing rules, and despite visiting regularly up until the day before on Mar. 2, Gary has …