From hotel to pizza shop to lockdown: has South Australia learned Victoria’s Covid tracing lessons?
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As tense South Australians swirled around Unley Shopping Centre on Wednesday afternoon trying to figure out what to buy for their first full lockdown — “screw essentials, I need ice cream!” — council worker Anne Ross was standing in the long queue for the supermarket, calmly preparing for her third time around.
Ross had secured an exemption to enter SA from her home state of Victoria several weeks earlier, escorted by police to Adelaide so she could grieve with relatives after her mother died.