SA paramedic contracts COVID-19 whilst assisting in Victoria • Glam Adelaide

SA paramedic contracts COVID-19 whilst assisting in Victoria

Mr Marshall says that there has been a new infection to report in a SA paramedic, went from to Victoria to support the efforts there.

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South Australia’s Premier, Steven Marshall has provided an update on the current COVID-19 situation in SA and in relation to Victoria.

Following the Transition Committee’s meeting this morning, Mr Marshall says that the current border restrictions will remain in place, with the Committee being open to higher restrictions.

Case Update

Mr Marshall says that there has been a new infection to report in a SA paramedic, went from to Victoria to support the efforts there. 

SA Health’s Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier provided more details on the new case.

The woman in her 20s arrived in Adelaide on Wednesday night. Upon arrival she was tested and has been in quarantine since.

It is suspected that she contracted the virus during her work in Victoria, despite wearing PPE.

Professor Spurrier says that the individual was wearing a mask during the flight, so there is only once close contact noted, with the risk being very low.

The flying party has been tested with most results returning as negative. Professor Spurrier says that they are all isolating to be safe.

This morning, Mr Marshall thanked her for her efforts in SA.

Two more individuals have recovered from COVID-19 today, however, the current active cases remains at three, with a total of 450 cases.

Repatriation

Tomorrow morning, a Malaysia Airlines flight from New Delhi will be arriving, carrying 170 SA residents back to the state.

These repatriated individuals will then quarantine in the hotel facility.

Professor Spurrier says that it is likely that we will see a rise in cases next week, as a result of these arrivals.

SA Police

In relation to the 60 year old woman who snuck into SA from Victoria, a 40 year old man from Victoria has also been charged for aiding.

Hindley Street nightclub, Red Square has been issues a $5,000 fine and referred to the liquor licensing commissioner, for non-compliance, as has North Terrace club, The Fat Controller.

More to come.

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