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Australia Adelaide students in self-isolation following school cases as south-east border crosser arrested

03:16  03 august  2020
03:16  03 august  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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a sign on the side of a fence: Roma Mitchell Secondary College in Gepps Cross is closed for cleaning. (ABC News: Brittany Evins) © Provided by ABC Health Roma Mitchell Secondary College in Gepps Cross is closed for cleaning. (ABC News: Brittany Evins)

About 40 Adelaide students are in self-isolation after a woman with coronavirus attended two Adelaide schools.

The adult student in her 20s attended Thebarton Senior College and Gepps Cross's Roma Mitchell Secondary College while in the infectious stage of coronavirus.

She was a close contact of a known coronavirus case.

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A man has been arrested after briefly escaping a managed isolation facility in Auckland. "AVSEC and Police were immediately alerted, and two Defence Force staff followed the man down Albert St, maintaining a safe distance while doing so until a police officer arrived.

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Her and a teenage girl are now in hotel quarantine.

The schools will be closed for deep cleaning today, and more contact tracing is underway.

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Health Minister Stephen Wade said putting the students into isolation had already reduced the risk within the school community.

"We'll be working with the schools to see what assistance we can give to the schools to provide testing," he said.

"For example, we've got 11 mobile testing vans; it may well be that one or more of the vans will go to one or more of the schools to make it as easy as possible."

In the other case, Mr Wade said the girl was meant to get tested on July 27, but was only tested on July 31 following a police check.

"All the information provided to me through SA Health and provided to police is that she was self-isolating," he said.

Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said she was worried by the new cases.

"I've been concerned with now a case every day and now two cases," she said.

SA has six active cases and 70 close contacts being monitored.

Arrest near Mount Gambier

Meanwhile, a Victorian man has been arrested after he was found walking west of the South Australian border near Mount Gambier.

Police said the 39-year-old man was found by an Australian Defence Force member walking on Caroline Road in the state's south-east, about 100 metres west of the checkpoint at the Victorian border.

He has been charged with failing to comply with a direction and will face the Mt Gambier Magistrates Court today.

The Opposition wants mandatory testing at every Victorian border crossing, including for essential travellers like truck drivers.

"It only takes one person to get across the border and spread this disease before we end up in a situation like Victoria," Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas said.

He attended Thebarton Senior College last Thursday but only spoke to staff.

He said SA Health had cleared him as a close contact.

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