South Australia enters ‘circuit-breaker’ Covid-19 lockdown – live news

Posted by on November 18, 2020 3:42 pm
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Strict six-day lockdown begins today to allow for a ‘contract-tracing blitz’ to contain a coronavirus cluster that has so far infected 22 people. Follow live

8.42pm GMT

Federal finance and trade minister Simon Birmingham is speaking to ABC from South Australian lockdown (his home state).

I’ll be staying at home today just as pretty much all other SouthAustralians will be as the state government applies this 6-day lockdown.

South Australian authorities have decided to go hard, go early in an attempt to make sure that they can get this over and done with as quickly as possible in terms of crushing this latest cluster. W

8.34pm GMT

So, first up the South Australian premier, Steven Marshall, has announced a raft of coronavirus restrictions after the cluster in Parafield grew by two on Wednesday.

Marshall said the state needed a “circuit breaker” to better tackle the outbreak and prevent a second wave.

Related: South Australia and Adelaide Covid lockdown rules and coronavirus restrictions explained

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