South Australia to shut down for six days.
South Australia Premier Steven Marshall has announced further restrictions in the state in an effort to control a cluster of COVID-19 cases.
The state will go into lockdown for six days, followed by another eight days of continuing restrictions.
"We need this circuit breaker, this community pause. We are at a critical point, but we will get through this," Marshall said.
SA restrictions:— Joe O'Brien (@JoeABCNews) November 18, 2020
Areas to be shut down for 6 days include:
*all schools except for kids of essential workers
*unis pubs cafes
*outdoor sport or physical activity
*weddings and funerals
From midnight all schools will close along with universities, pubs, cafes and food courts.
Regional travel will be banned and aged care centres will go into lockdown.
Factories will close, along with the construction industry.
Weddings and funerals will be banned. All outdoor sport and exercise will be banned, and masks will be mandatory outside the home.
According to South Australia's Chief Public Health Officer, Nicola Spurrier, the coronavirus cluster in the city's north has grown by two cases to 22.
Seven more people are currently awaiting test results.
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There have been 11,000 tests conducted in the state over the past two days.
Adelaide is scrambling to get on top of a cluster which grew to 20 cases today, with another 14 suspected cases under investigation.— The Project (@theprojecttv) November 17, 2020
With schools and businesses closing, mass testing and contact tracers working around the clock, the next few days will be critical. pic.twitter.com/EYjtf3NyGZ