South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall, joined by Attorney-General Vickie Chapman, held a press conference today to discuss businesses reopening and the potential return of international students from Singapore.
The press conference was held at Medi Pedi Foot & Nail clinic in Norwood where owners, Tom and Georgie, discussed their reopening and bringing back 15 of their staff members to work.
Medi Pedi Foot and Nail, has reopened as a result of the easing restrictions surrounding certain health clinics, beauty parlours and other similar services.
The Premier also discussed the plans on Singapore Airlines transferring freight between the two countries, and the potential to expand this to international students.
While the agreement is yet to be signed on, the Premier says that the international students from Singapore who study in the fields of medicine and dentistry, are vital to the state’s recovery.
The students who come to SA will have to commit to the full quarantine period of 14 days.
Next week’s flights from Singapore will not include these students, but the Premier says that it is worthy of conversation as international students bring more money to the state than the export of produce.
Furthermore, Mr Marshall stated that Adelaide has always been one of the most liveable cities, and with our COVID-10 results, it is one of the safest, therefore it will be a great motivator for parents to send their children to university here.
“It could be that next year we become even more an attractive place for these international students,” Mr Marshall says.
More to come.