COVID-19 UPDATE: Monday 23 March, 2020
Monday 23 March, 2020
23 March 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE 3: MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020
The State Government has directed all people entering South Australia to self-isolate for 14-days from their arrival.
This will apply immediately to returning South Australians and other travellers, supported by border control from 4pm on Tuesday 24 March. Border orders, including specific exemptions, will be finalised prior to the enforcement on Tuesday.
Testing criteria for COVID-19 has also expanded in South Australia to include anyone who has travelled from interstate in the last seven days and has new respiratory symptoms.
In other updates:
- The Commonwealth Government has issued new restrictions on private and public gatherings. More information can be found on the Department of Health’s website.
- Vulnerable South Australians will be supported by a dedicated telehealth service available to Cystic Fibrosis patients and their families. In partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation, patients with Cystic Fibrosis will be treated at home, with appropriate medical technology to easily monitor lung capacity and possible infections, keeping them out of hospital during the pandemic.
- Two advertising campaigns will launch this week to inform the general public of the steps they can take to stop the spread of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus and flu, and provide information on social distancing.
- SOUTH AUSTRALIA COVID-19 CASES since 1 February 2020: There have been 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Australia. All cases can be traced to overseas travel, interstate travel or confirmed contact of a known case. There is no evidence of any community transmission within South Australia to date.
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