New restrictions have been launched in South Australia after one other COVID case was confirmed on Monday.
An 81-year-old Adelaide man offered to Modbury Hospital over the weekend with signs and returned a optimistic outcome.
His daughter has now additionally returned a optimistic take a look at.
5 different checks of the person’s relations have come again unfavourable.
It’s feared the 81-year-old was infectious locally for so long as 5 days.
SA Premier Steven Marshall introduced a sequence of recent restrictions at a press convention on Monday afternoon.
Enhanced state-wide restrictions start from midnight Monday and shall be reviewed on Friday, Marshall stated.
Degree 4 restrictions
While avoiding lockdown for the second, South Australia will return to degree 4 public exercise, that means all non-essential retail will shut.
The four-square-metre rule will return, with seated meals and beverage consumption and outside eating solely.
Masks will should be worn inside – in all public locations – and on public transport, and out of doors the place social distancing isn’t doable.
Indoor health venues shall be closed as will all private care providers reminiscent of nail salons, hairdressers, and wonder spas.
Individuals are additionally urged to earn a living from home if doable.
No crew or membership sport shall be allowed and a most of 10 folks shall be allowed to attend non-public gatherings.
Faculties will stay open.
“We’ve solely acquired one likelihood to get this proper,” Marshall stated.
“We’re very involved. We’re treating this because the Delta variant. We’re going to go arduous and go early.”
An initial list of exposure sites has been launched by SA Well being however as contact tracing will get underway for the brand new case that checklist is anticipated to broaden.
Chief Public Well being Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier stated shut contacts of the brand new COVID case could be interviewed and examined earlier than a call on lockdown was made.
Genomic sequencing outcomes shall be obtainable on Tuesday however Spurrier stated she anticipated the brand new case could be confirmed because the Delta variant.
The 81-year-old male who returned a optimistic take a look at is at present within the COVID ward at Royal Adelaide Hospital.
His daughter has been taken to the Tom’s Courtroom Resort, which is used to quarantine all optimistic COVID-19 instances.
‘Folks will battle’
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens stated whereas SA was not transferring to a full lockdown, the restrictions have been important.
“We all know there are individuals who will battle because of these adjustments. However the penalties of not taking motion may very well be much more extreme,” he stated.
“The intent right here is to dramatically suppress all discretionary exercise locally.”
Authorities stated earlier that the 81-year-old man had returned to Australia from Argentina by means of NSW, the place he spent 14 days in quarantine.
He spent an extra 10 days in hospital in NSW after struggling a fall earlier than returning to SA on July 8, and offered to Modbury Hospital on the weekend after creating signs.
Supply of an infection
“We don’t draw any conclusions as to the place this an infection got here from,” Marshall stated.
“We merely don’t know and it is rather early days.
“Our major concern in the meanwhile is placing everybody who might have come into contact with this individual into quarantine as quickly as doable.”
– with AAP