Health authorities are tracking down to people who are arriving in NSW from South Australia as a coronavirus cluster in Adelaide is on the increase.
NSW Health released an alert declaring the passengers on recent flights to Broken Hill and Sydney are being contacted. Also, people arriving on trains and flights from South Australia are being screened.
The details of time and locations, and health advice, are available from South Australia Health – Contact Tracing.
NSW Health said in a statement, “All passengers recently moving from South Australia, especially Adelaide, to NSW, are asked to monitor for even the mildest of symptoms. Also, they will get tested and quarantine if they appear.”
Coronavirus outbreak has risen to 17 cases of COVID-19 overnight in South Australia as contact tracers scramble to keep the cluster in Adelaide’s north from spiralling out of control.
Out of coronavirus cases, 15 are family members, and two people have been taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital due to their age.
Northern Territory, Western Australia, Tasmania, and Queensland have all closed their borders to South Australia.
But despite the concerns, NSW Premier Berejiklian said the state remains open.
NSW Premier Berejiklian said, “We have to learn to live with COVID-19, yet all the chief medical officers from every state will meet me today.”
“At the end of the day we have to live with the pandemic, have confidence in our system and open up,” she said.
NSW registered no community transmission of COVID-19 today for the ninth continuous day.
There were only 2 cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
NSW Health said, “Though there have been no recent locally acquired cases in NSW in a few days, now are not the time to drop our guard.”
She said, “Everybody needs to stay to be alert to the ongoing risk of coronavirus transmission, to keep following good hand hygiene, social distancing, and most importantly to get isolate and tested and isolate if they feel sick.”