SA COVID-19 lockdown: Marshall says public exercise ban will be first to go

Original article by Andrew Hough, Matt Smith, Claire Bickers
The Advertiser – Page: Online : 20-Nov-20

South Australia recorded no new COVID-19 cases on 10 November, and the number of cases in the Parafield cluster has fallen to 22 after a close contact of a hotel security guard tested negative. However, health authorities are investigating 17 suspected cases that are linked to the cluster, while another 3,200 close and secondary contacts are in quarantine. Premier Steven Marshall has signalled that the unpopular ban on exercising in public places may be the first restriction to be eased, potentially before the six-day lockdown ends. There are 34 active COVID-19 cases across the state.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET

Victoria closes border to South Australia after outbreak

Original article by Rachael Dexter, Benjamin Preiss, Craig Butt
The Age – Page: Online : 20-Nov-20

South Australian residents will be banned from crossing the border into Victoria for 48 hours. The border closure took effect at 11.59pm on 19 November, although some exemptions will apply, including freight drivers and people needing medical care. The Victorian government will introduce a permit system on 21 November. The border closure was prompted by the discovery of coronavirus traces in wastewater at Portland and Benalla. Acting Chief Health Officer Allen Cheng says they could be from an active case or a recovered case who is still shedding the virus. Victoria has now recorded 20 consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases. Premier Daniel Andrews says his government is still on track to further ease coronavirus restrictions within days.

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VICTORIA. DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET