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Two New SA COVID-19 Cases, Elective Surgery To Resume & Successful Second Repatriation Mission

Professor Nicola Spurrier stated that today’s figure of two new COVID-19 cases is still a very low number, and something to be pleased about.

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South Australia’s three-day streak of zero COVID-19 cases has come to an end, with two new cases confirmed today.

Premier Steven Marshall stated current base restrictions previously put in place will remain for four weeks, reiterating we are only in the first of those four weeks.

Case Update

Professor Nicola Spurrier stated that today’s figure of two new COVID-19 cases is still a very low number, and something to be pleased about.

Spurrier confirmed that both new cases have been traced to previously known cases.

One person is in their twenties, with the other in their sixties.

Spurrier also confirmed that 86%, 376 people, have now recovered from COVID-19 in South Australia.

Five people remain in hospital, with two men in critical condition in intensive case.

March 20 was the last confirmed case of community transmission in the state.

South Australia’s testing regime is still going strong, with 45,000 tests having been conducted since February.

Elective Surgery

The Premier confirmed from April 27, elective surgery will be increased in South Australia.

Echoing the words of the Prime Minister and the decision made in today’s National Cabinet Meeting, Marshall stated South Australia will see a partial lift to the ban on Category 3 and non-urgent Category 2 elective surgeries.

Elective surgeries set to be made available include breast screening, dental care (Level 2), and IVF treatments, with equity between the private and public sectors.

The ban on elective surgeries will be reviewed again in mid May.

There will be no COVID-19 testing requirements for elective surgery.

Repatriation Mission

Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has stated that the second day of the repatriation operation has been very successful, with 325 passengers having disembarked today.

Stevens confirmed the passengers have been transported to a hotel that meets the required security measures for their compulsory quarantine, and stated welfare and wellbeing is certainly being accommodated.

He also acknowledged the strong level of compliance and support from the community.

Schools

Once again, the safety of schools was reiterated, with the Premier stating that schools should remain open, and will in South Australia for Term 2.

More to come.

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