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The South Australian government has announced six-day lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.
South Australia will introduce a six-day lockdown from midnight tonight to stay ahead of an increasing COVID-19 outbreak endangering the entire state.
The lockdown will perform a number of wide-ranging limitations including the restricted movement of citizens.
It will start at midnight tonight, i.e. November 18 and will continue for six days.
South Australian officials declared a list of extreme measures to control a coronavirus cluster in the state, with Premier Steven Marshall describing the measures as a “circuit-breaker”.
All schools will shut down, except for students of essential workers.
Food courts, Universities, cafes and pubs will also be closed.
Petrol stations and supermarkets will remain open.
Masks will be necessary for everyone in South Australia going outside the home.
Weddings, funerals, and regional travel will be banned, and disability residential care and aged care will go toward lockdown.
The announcement came after 22 cases of coronavirus were detected in Adelaide’s north.
Premier Steven Marshall said, “No attempt is being spared to mark out this virus in our state. We are going strong, and we are going ahead,”
He said, “I have long said that coronavirus has challenged us, but it did not beat us.”
“We remain to face our biggest test to date. We must rise to this challenge and rise we are stopping every one of us associated with a common purpose to beat this silent enemy,” said Premier Steven Marshall.
Explanation of South Australia’s six days lockdown
WHAT WILL BE CLOSED:
- All schools and universities
- Takeaway food
- Pubs, cafes, food courts
- Elective surgery
- Open inspections/auctions
- Outdoor sport/physical activity
- FIFO work – regional travel
- Aged care and disability residential care in lockdown
- Construction industry
- Weddings and funerals
- Exercise not permitted outside of the house
WHAT WILL BE OPEN:
- Critical infrastructure
- Specific access to vulnerable members of the community
- Medical including mental health
- Airport and freight services
- Petrol stations
- Post offices and financial institutions
Federal authorities are keeping an eye on the resident of SA and people travelling to South Australia.