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Australia Brother and sister only two new SA COVID cases after attending Tenafeate Creek Wines

06:19  22 july  2021
06:19  22 july  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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SA Health has described two locations as "super-spreading events". More positive cases are expected. Premier Steven Marshall said it was "exactly and precisely why we needed to move South Australia into a lockdown situation". Health authorities said five of the cases were at the Tenafeate Creek Winery in Yattalunga, north of Adelaide, which The sixth new case is a young child under five, who attended the Greek on Halifax restaurant in Adelaide's CBD on Saturday night. A number of new exposure locations have been released, including the Gawler and District B to 12 School, north of Adelaide.

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South Australia has recorded two new cases connected to its latest COVID–19 outbreak.

They are a brother and sister in their 20s who went to the Tenafeate Creek winery north of Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.

A record 17,592 tests were conducted yesterday, up from 13,000 on Tuesday.

Premier Steven Marshall said South Australia might be facing a "very different situation" if the state had not gone into a seven-day lockdown on Tuesday evening.

"A massive thank you to the people of South Australia for abiding with the restrictions that have been put in place," he said.

"Of course, I'm cautiously optimistic ... a huge number of results have come in over the last 24 hours but we're not out of the woods yet."

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Tenafeate Creek Wines in Yattalunga from 1:45pm to 4:30pm on Sunday, July 18. People who were at the below locations at the specified dates and times, must: Get a COVID -19 test as soon as possible and quarantine until you receive a negative result. Get tested again on day 5 and day 13 after the Events with COVID management plans will also be cancelled, which includes major sports events, art events and festivals. South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said all non-essential retail outlets will also be closed. "This means we can still continue to go to the pharmacy, we can still continue to go

South Australia has recorded a new case of COVID –19 overnight – taking the current cluster to six. Key points: There are now only a handful of reasons to leave the house. Exercise must be within 2 .5 kilometres of home and only for 90 minutes. Federal payments are available for Adelaide residents but not those in New locations added last night included Westminster School at Marion, Burnside Village, the entire Westfield Tea Tree Plaza shopping centre, Service SA at Modbury and Coles at St Agnes Shopping Centre. Professor Spurrier said the Tenafeate Creek Wines site was of particular concern.

Tenafeate Creek Wines is one of 71 exposure sites named by SA Health.

Of the 125 people who were at the winery on Sunday afternoon, 34 have been tested so far, while at The Greek on Halifax restaurant, 53 have been tested.

All of them will be put into a medi-hotel, Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said.

"From my perspective — from a public health perspective — those people are at least the same if not a slightly higher risk of getting COVID than some of our international travellers at the moment and we'll be treating those people in the same way," she said.

"This will actually help as well with the testing because we have nursing staff there who do all of the regular testing."

The cases stem from a man in his 80s who attended Modbury Hospital on Sunday night and tested positive for coronavirus early on Monday morning.

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" Two close contacts have tested positive late this afternoon, a man and a woman both in their 50s," SA Health said. The SA government has announced level 4 internal restrictions from midnight tonight in response to the spread of the virus. They include a ban on indoor dining, the closure of non-essential retail, the closure of gyms and indoor fitness facilities, the cancellation of contact sport and the closure of personal care services. Density requirements at indoor venues will be reduced to one person per four square metres, dining will be outdoor only and private gatherings will be capped at 10 people.

60 of the new cases in NSW had spent time in the community. South Australia has announced it now has 12 cases and there have been two potential super-spreader events at a winery and a restaurant. The prime minister Scott Morrison said Australia had reached the milestone of administering 1m vaccine doses in a week. Another read worth your time this evening is this piece by Else Kennedy about the pressures health services in the regional Victorian city of Mildura are facing after confirmed Covid -19 cases there.

A total of 14 people are now connected with the outbreak, which Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier has now named the Modbury cluster.

The original case is still in the Royal Adelaide Hospital, with the others at the Tom's Court Hotel in the Adelaide CBD, which is reserved for positive cases.

About 4,000 people are now in quarantine and another 9,000 people attended lower exposure sites and need to monitor symptoms.

Apology for long testing lines

People have reported waiting more than 14 hours for a test, particularly at the Victoria Park site in the Adelaide CBD.

Some people were forced to sleep in their cars.

"It was 14 hours and five minutes — I got into the queue at 10:45pm last night and came out at 2:20pm today," Paul McCormack told ABC News yesterday.

Some cars ran out of petrol while waiting, while others had to seek urgent repairs from the RAA to stay in line.

"We certainly apologise for any delay. What we've seen though is an incredible surge in demand in a very short time," the Premier said.

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Two new cases were reported on Tuesday bringing the state's total to five. The state's chief health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier confirmed that state's cases were the delta variant of Covid . Tailem Bend — Shell Coles Express Tailem Bend (including bathrooms) Friday 9 July 5.20 pm to 7.00 pm. Yattalunga — Tenafeate Creek Wines Sunday 18 July – 1.45pm to 4.30pm. If you were at any of the below locations at the specified dates and times, you must immediately quarantine for 14 days since you were at the location and get tested immediately

Victoria recorded 13 new cases and has extended its lockdown by seven days. Victoria said from midnight there would be no more travel permits for people arriving from NSW, except for authorised workers or on compassionate grounds. There are several new exposures sites in Orange in the central west of NSW and a pet food factory in Blayney has also closed after a confirmed Covid -19 case in a worker. Queensland has made South Australia a hotspot with travel limits in place from 1am Thursday.

A testing site at Lot Fourteen opened today for people who had been ordered to get a swab but Professor Spurrier said this would be moved after difficulties with the wintry weather, including from a leaking roof.

Mr Marshall said a system might be set up to let people know waiting times before they arrived.

"I think we need to do a much better job at telling people about the likely wait times and so SA Police is becoming involved today," he said.

"They are looking at how they can provide better information to people who might be in those queues."

He urged people to consider going to sites other than Victoria Park.

One woman has been arrested for failing to wear a mask at a supermarket.

Five people have received fines and 11 have received cautions, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said.

"I think you only have to look around the streets to see and I get the very strong sense that the vast majority of people are doing the right thing," he said.

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South Australia records six new cases of COVID-19 as lockdown continues .
South Australia records six new cases of COVID-19 with five cases infected at a winery adding to the cluster.South Australia has recorded six new cases of COVID-19 as the statewide lockdown continues.

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