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Wedding, funeral, group gathering caps reinstated, Victoria border ban extends to SA residents

The Premier has announced that as of midnight, Tuesday night 28 July, the ban on Victorians coming into SA will be extended to all citizens, including SA residents, crossing the Victoria border.

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SA Premier, Steven Marshall held a press conference at the Bedford site today discuss this morning’s Transition Committee and National Cabinet meetings. 

At the National Cabinet meeting, Mr Marshall says that discussion centred around the COVID-19 outbreaks in NSW and Victoria. 

BORDERS

As a result of the concerning outbreaks, borders with NSW and ACT will not be lifted, and no date has been set for when this will change.

Those entering from these states will have to go through the mandatory 14 day quarantine.

In Victoria, there are currently in excess of 100 outbreaks in Victoria, the vast majority of cases are still under investigation, meaning they do not have an epidemiological link.

Of the cases in the past two weeks, over 95% have come from Victoria, with the majority age group effected being those aged 20-29.

All three of SA’s cases have come from the Victorian border.

The Premier has also announced that as of midnight, Tuesday 28 July, the ban on Victorians coming into SA will be extended to all citizens, including SA residents, crossing the Victoria border.

SA Police will be in charge of deciding who can be granted essential travel into SA.

GROUP CAP

As of midnight Tuesday, there will also be a cap announced on group gatherings in SA.

There will be a cap of home gatherings of 50 people, and a cap of wedding and funerals of 100.

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CASE UPDATE

Professor Spurrier provided an update on the latest COVID-19 case in SA. The individual who is a man in his 40s is an essential traveller.

As well as his existing three close contacts, through further interviews a further individual has been added to this list.

This man has received a negative test but due to having slight symptoms, will be tested again.

The individual’s wife is a hospital employee who works in a switchboard capacity, as a result, a number of SA Health staff have also been sent home with the area of their work going under deep cleansing.

The new close contact is also a hospital employee and those working with him have also been sent home to quarantine.

In total, around 10 employees from the RAH and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have been sent home to isolate. They have all been tested with results pending.

FOOTY UPDATE

All high-risk plans for the next couple of weeks have been put on hold.

Good news for footy fans, Professor Spurrier says that there have been seven SANFL plans that have been signed off so more spectators can come to games.

More to come.

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