Sumary of Hundreds forced into hotels over venue alert as South Australia records two new local Covid-19 cases:
- SA has recorded only 14 cases in its most recent outbreak, but chief public health officer Nicola Spurrier said she was “very concerned” about the sites because of the testing figures.
- Emma Brasier Credit: News Corp AustraliaProfessor Spurrier said everyone who attended either of those two venues would immediately be placed into hotel quarantine to complete their isolation for two weeks because they had a “slightly higher risk of getting Covid than some of our international travellers at the moment”.
- “Because these are very high risk locations, we’re moving all of those people into the medi hotel facility,” Professor Spurrier said.
- “I think it’s important in terms of protecting the public, given the high risk.
- NCA NewsWire / David Mariuz Credit: News Corp AustraliaShe apologised to members of the public who were finding out they were being relocated to a medi hotel as they listened to the live press conference and said she hoped they had received a phone call from SA Health about it.
- “You will be looked after really well and will be given excellent health and mental health care during that period of time.
- ”Professor Spurrier said not all cases from the winery were related to each other, or there for the same gathering, but all had dined indoors.
- There are now 71 exposure locations listed on the SA Health website and Professor Spurrier said she hoped South Australians continued to check it for updates.