A woman in her fifties has become South Australia’s first new COVID-19 case in 19 days.
Professor Nicola Spurrier revealed the woman flew into the state from Victoria over the weekend and was tested at the airport.
The woman had been quarantining in Victoria after arriving from an international destination and was given an exemption to travel into South Australia for “compelling” family reasons.
She was to quarantine again on arrival in South Australia, and is now isolated in a quarantine facility, having travelled there from the airport.
SA Health is currently following up a significant number of potential close contacts of the woman, primarily from the flight and airport.
The woman has very mild COVID-19 symptoms, with Professor Spurrier stating no one else in the state is at risk of coming into contact with the case.
Professor Spurrier stated this is a very timely reminder that COVID-19 has not been eradicated and everyone must remain vigilant, once again urging those who have symptoms to stay home and get tested.
More to come.