South Australia has today entered a six-day ‘Circuit Breaker’ lockdown, in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19 across the state.
It comes as the state recorded another two COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the total number of active cases to 35.
Labelled as some of the toughest COVID-19 restrictions in Australia, the ‘Circuit Breaker’ lockdown restrictions only allow people to leave their home to go to the supermarket, to receive medical care, to go to work as an essential worker or in an emergency situation.
Residents are not allowed to leave the house for exercise under the six-day lockdown.
A new Direction has been issued in relation to the Stay at Home requirements for South Australia as a Circuit Breaker to the current COVID-19 outbreak. For more please visit: https://t.co/YMRb4wC2vf pic.twitter.com/F858kX5Z90
— South Australia Police (@SAPoliceNews) November 18, 2020
Community activities including business, professional, educational, academic and government activities have been order to halt operation, unless they can be carried out at home.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall told ABC News this morning the government is “throwing absolutely everything at this” to ensure the virus is halted as soon as possible.
He said the state would only get once chance at controlling the second wave of the virus.
The lockdown period began at 12.01am today, Thursday 19 November, and will end on 12:01am on Wednesday 25 November.
The latest information is available here.