Two new COVID-19 cases have been reported in South Australia, bringing the state’s active cases to eight.
This is a considerable spike in case numbers, and Premier Steven Marshall has confirmed the government will act quickly, with some restrictions set to return as of midnight tomorrow.
“We will continue to act swiftly, to trust the experts, and keep ahead of the game,” said Premier Marshall.
New restrictions in place:
As of midnight tomorrow, Tuesday August 4, the number of people allowed at residential, private gatherings will be reduced from 50 to ten.
Restrictions will also be reintroduced regarding the service of food and drink at cafes, restaurants, and licensed venues, with patrons required to be seated.
Premier Marshall stated density requirements are also being looked at, particularly regarding attendees at AFL games and fitness studios.
“We’re sending a strong message today that by working together, we can keep South Australia absolutely safe,” said Premier Marshall.
Today’s COVID-19 case update:
Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier reported two new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the number of active cases to eight.
The first case is a male in his 50s, who is a confirmed close contact of a known case, a woman in her 20s who visited two adult learning facilities while infectious.
He is currently isolating in a medi hotel, and has one close contact who is also isolating.
Professor Spurrier has confirmed the cases associated with the learning facilities are being considered a cluster.
95 current close contacts relating to this cluster are in quarantine, and are being monitored for symptoms on a daily basis.
The second confirmed case is a male in his 50s who returned to South Australia over the weekend on a repatriation flight from New Delhi.
He was travelling by himself, and is quarantining by himself.
Professor Spurrier has stated she is confident there are no close contacts relating to the case.
Repatriation flights arriving:
Two repatriation flights are set to arrive in South Australia tomorrow.
An Air India flight is expected to land carrying 149 people, and a Singapore Airline flight with 120 people on board.
The latter is also bringing freight and supplies.
More to come.