South Australian Prime Minister Steven Marshall said there had been no cases of community transmission of the Adelaide coronavirus outbreak – and all known cases so far have been traced to close contacts.
South Australia has reported a new case in the past 24 hours during close contact and is still awaiting more cases from the Parafield cluster, with a total of 26 so far.
About 5,400 people linked to the outbreak are in quarantine, but authorities are struggling to reach 40 close contacts.
The “breaker” lockout will end early this evening at midnight, when stores and businesses are allowed to reopen.
“We are not out of the woods yet,” said Prime Minister Steven Marshall.
“We are still running a very dangerous cluster, and although we are reducing these restrictions, we are still very concerned about this cluster and we still have a lot of people to identify and quarantine.”
SA Health says it’s essential that anyone who develops symptoms, especially in the next week or so, gets tested.
“Now is the time for all South Australians, wherever you are, to really think about the fact that you might be sick, you might have a little sore throat, runny nose etc. tested, ”said Nicola Spurrier, head of public health.
“This is a very big message for today. This next week for us is critical in our condition.
Only one person is in the cluster hospital, with the original woman who fell ill in hospital last week and her husband released to a medical hotel.
There are now 37 active coronavirus cases in South Australia and a total of 554 since the start of the pandemic.