Australia races to contain Adelaide virus outbreak

Australia races to contain Adelaide virus outbreak

This meant that Paine, Matthew Wade and their teammates in the Tasmania squad, which recently completed the opening round of Sheffield Shield matches in South Australia, had to go into isolation.

South Australia's Chief Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said those infected in the recent Adelaide cluster all began spreading the virus shortly after catching it.

Hazlewood, who made his Test debut in Brisbane six years ago, has stated that he would love to see Gabba serve as an alternative, given the Aussies have a formidable record there.

The South Australian government did not immediately respond to questions from Reuters about the specific strain on Wednesday.

"We have world-leading health experts and world-leading systems that have helped keep South Australia safe and strong".

On Monday, as 17 cases were confirmed, officials had begun ordering thousands of suspected close contacts to self-isolate and suspended worldwide flights.

"We can't really say whether this strain or sub-lineage is any more infectious or spreading any more rapidly till we've got a few more generations and we can look at it", she said. Earlier, CA vowed that all possible measures would be explored to ensure that the series goes ahead as planned.

Shortly after Western Australia had opened its border to interstate travellers - except those from New South Wales and Victoria - the state moved quickly to impose restrictions on South Australians as the new cases emerged.

Authorities hold fears over the Woodville Pizza shop on Woodville Road where the guard worked part-time, which is now considered one of the Parafield cluster's hot spots.

After several months without any locally acquired coronavirus case, South Australia on Monday recorded a significant spike in new infections, breaking the country's successful streak of community containment.

People are only allowed to leave their homes once each day to buy groceries or to seek a Covid-19 test or other medical treatment.

Up until now SA has had a pretty good run in the pandemic, but this afternoon Premier Steven Marshall announced a six-day lockdown, starting at midnight tonight.

"My team have been working around the clock to get everybody followed up to about the fourth generation", she told ABC Radio. The period will end a day before the ODI series gets underway in Sydney.

The news comes after almost 12,000 tests were conducted yesterday.

Thousands of people braved long wait times to be tested at sites across the state for the past three days.

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