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Newly elected SA Premier announces new COVID Emergency Management Council

The latest COVID update from newly elected SA Premier, Peter Malinauskas could see South Australian COVID restrictions look to match national consistency.

A further meeting will be held on Friday, March 25. This meeting will be held to discuss further COVID restriction plans.

The premier’s cabinet will be sworn in on Thursday, March 24.

A meeting with then Chief Public Health Officer on Monday, March 21 saw the agreement that there is an inconsistency with mask wearing, isolation and quarantine requirements.

“There will be a change to policy and process in respect to COVID management in the state of South Australia under my leadership,” Premier Malinauskas said.

“The COVID Ready Committee is being abandoned and replaced with a sub committee of cabinet. That sub committee is the Emergency Management Council.

“The Emergency Management Council is a staple of sub committees. I want to see cabinet play a more substantial role in the meetings we’re having is resulting in action delivered.”

Premier Malinauskas also stated that SA Hospitals are under such strain that non-urgent elective surgeries were re-banned by Marshall government last Friday.

The University of Adelaide have projected that COVID cases could reach 8,000 throughout the month of April.

The University also predicted that up to 200 hospitalisations could become a scenario throughout April as well.

The new Emergency Management Council sub committee will meet at 9am on Friday, March 25.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible.

Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting.

For more information visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787

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